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Mark Zuckerberg: Even more loathsome than in "The Social Network"

Do you remember the start of The Social Network? In the 2010 movie, future Facebook tycoon Mark Zuckerberg gets an earful from the Boston University coed who’s been dating him. “You are probably going to be a very successful computer person,” Erica says in response to his social and intellectual snobbery. “But you’re going to […]

"Men won’t succeed in literature that they may get into society, but will get into society that they may succeed in literature." – Jasper Milvain, the social-climbing journalist in George Gissing‘s New Grub Street, his classic about the London literary world more than a century ago. Question: Substitute “Web,” “Facebook” or “Twitter” for “society,” and […]