The facebook and the open source movement are both social sites where people share information. Facebook started in 2003 in Harvard University out of a love affair which went sour among two student partners, where a male partner hack the database of the institution trying to tarnish the name of the female partner (Harris 25).
Social network movie is about a website facebook which came about due to a lawsuit directed by David Fincher and it was released on 1/10/2010. It explains how people share social and personal information. It is popular among the student body and they call it Thefacebook and due to the issue which surrounded the social network movie, they later avoided the courts and called it Harvard gentlemen. All these sites were used for socialization and especially the social movie spiced by the YouTube movies (Harris 25).
There is instant messaging in facebook where some one can communicate with another person with due privacy and confidentiality through inbox. There is the use of Google talk which is instant in nature and the online text chat. You can type a message that everyone else can read and respond accordingly by posting. With the open source, there is no Google talk and the open chat though both have some privacy and confidentiality depending on how it is used (Harris 27).
Facebook is growing very fast as a social network all over the world and it will affect the culture of many people negatively. Facebook is believed to be used mostly by young people (youths) to discuss their own issues; hence degrading their culture and adopting other cultures through addiction and influence by others (Harris 30). These values will affect the future technology negatively if the site is not used for research purposes.
The facebook is believed to be used mostly for love and sexual affairs; hence it has been associated with people who are idle, prostitutes and immoral people. There is lack of creativity and innovation for those using facebook because their main agenda is to socialize only. This therefore means that, there will be no development and advancement in technology (Harris 31).
The open source movement and social network movie is free for everybody since it articulates on different issues affecting the society and official information is passed through this site (Harris 32). The open source technology is used in the back office where IBM dominates and it is fairly easy to use and understand than the facebook. There more development and innovation in the open source movement because of the coming up of Microsoft, Linux where the oracles which has dominated the universe for its middleware and applications (Harris 35).
Harris, Mark. “Inventing Facebook”. New York: MIT Press. 2010 (3): 25-35