Facebook: Uses and Abuses

facebook I made a 5 minute primer minidocumentary on Facebook. I had a Canon Gl2 sitting in front of me one sunny day and decided to swing over to UCLA and get some facebook stories to share with the internet. I tried to interview a broad swath of characters and I think I ended up with a good image of the kinds of people who use Facebook for different kinds of things. Consider this a rough draft.

Not all are college students.

Some brought up comparisons with MySpace into their answers, so you can also get a taste of how people feel about the free for all profile swamp.

I had dreams of making a comic opus including tense interviews with collective theory sociologists on campus and with University Police to see if they scan facebook profiles (or if I could film a sting operation) but I’ll wait to see how this video is received.

Related: Why MySpace is a Failure of Humanity
http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=3481703&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=0&show_portrait=0&color=00adef&fullscreen=1

Length: 5min 31s. High Quality Download

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3 thoughts on “Facebook: Uses and Abuses

  1. lol
    i like the video i finally got to watch all of it
    grand really
    all the differnt views
    yet they are somewat similar

    i have a critisizm(thats spelt wrong)
    they are all around the same age
    which i understand because you asked about facebook and myspace
    yet i think that maybe you didnt cover a broad enough span of peoples
    though wat do i know lol

    tootles
    em

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  2. […] Moneydick Facebook: Uses and AbusesI made a 5 minute primer minidocumentary on Facebook. I had a Canon Gl2 sitting in front of me one sunny day and decided to swing over to UCLA and get some facebook stories to share with the internet. […]

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