I still haven't seen 'The Social Network' and certainly don't plan to, but for all it's praise, there is a lot of criticism as well. Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin recently had to defend himself and the movie over claims of misogyny. Frankly, I'm tired of hearing about the damn movie and it's subject, Facebook creator Mark Zukerberg. Am I really supposed to feel sorry for some socially inept kid at Harvard who creates a website that makes him a billionaire? That's not really what the movie is about, but maybe it was better when we didn't know that much about Mr. Zuckerberg. Other than the fact that he looks like a frightened, albino monkey.
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross put together the score for the movie, but surprisingly El Rez doesn't have kind words for Zuckerberg. In an interview with DrownedInSound.com he talked about his disdain for social networking in general. On comparisons of Mark and Apple CEO Steve Jobs Trent said,
"When I see the media heralding Zuckerburg, putting him up on a pedestal of genius and mentioned in the same breath as Steve Jobs, I’m highly degree [sic] with that. He was in the right place, at the right time, with a functional tool."
If you know anything about Trent, he's an Apple fanboy, so his opinions on that aren't exactly shocking. He also talks about the "falseness" that comes along with social networking, people aren't exactly who are what they appear to be.
“I’ve seen that with people I know in real life, and I check them out online, it’s not always the same person,” he says.
Story time kids... I followed him on Twitter for a short time last year, until he got weird. Yes, I know this is Trent Reznor we're talking about, he is weird. I get that it's different for celebrities on Twitter, Facebook and the like, having people fawning all over you one minute, and receiving hate tweets the next. He quit for a short time, because people were attacking him and his future wife for being all kinds of terrible, and maybe rightfully so, but one of the upsides of social networking is also a big downside. It's instantaneous and personal.
Trent did later return, Twitter and Facebook are great ways to promote yourself and your untalented spouse, after all. I think there are people, like say, Kanye West, who use Twitter and their blogs in the best ways to get their music out or spread the word about their movies. But for every Kanye, there's a Kim Kardashian tweeting about products she's being paid to talk about or some random celebrity spouting off their fortune cookie wisdom. I like Trent, enough to ignore the fact that 'The Social Network' score was basically a bunch of Ghosts throwaways and that he trolled people on Twitter, I don't however, agree with him that Facebook will someday fall. He does acknowledge a simple fact though, "most people use Facebook because everyone is on Facebook."
Well, not me.
Written by: Brittani