The Kimchi Chronicles

This week I wrote a review of the Social Network but I’m unhappy with how it turned out. Long story short: I enjoyed it, but I have a hard time watching people my age make billions of dollars. Thoughts?

So, instead I’ll blog about twitter again. I rarely get “follows” from anyone I know these days, but ever since I put “Los Angeles” in my mini-twitter profile, all sorts of neighborhoods are into my tweets. I have Larchmont. I have Koreatown. Even the Miracle Mile follows me. The other day Korean Food, which I never knew had anything like an organization behind it, agreed to follow me. Which prompted this tweet:

 

And they responded!

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’m ready for social media to work for me. And I’m hungry. I’ve invested time, spent hours updating things, and never have I ever really received any physical reward for my efforts, Mr. Zuckerberg. You may have made thirty billion dollars, but I have yet to see any tangible benefits from the years I’ve wiled away on social media.

It’s time for that to change.

It’s time for Kimchi.

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11 responses to “The Kimchi Chronicles

  1. LOL. Well, kimchi isn’t quite a cool million… but you’re right, it’s something!

    As I’m sure the movie showed, there was more to M Zuck’s success than social media. It was a mentality, and a lot of off-line decision-making. The kind that I don’t think I want to have any part in, regardless of the rewards.

    I definitely want to see The Social Network, but I think that like you, I will be both entertained and a bit disgusted/unsettled.

    • Agreed. I feel that way especially after reading up on the actual Mark Zuckerberg and some of the meaner things he said/did when he was starting Facebook. There’s a cache of IMs that are really damning and make me wonder how safe my profile really is…

  2. I get the sense that our age group – being so integrated with social networking – are somewhat tired of “out generation” trying to be defined or explained. I’m sure the film is fine – I haven’t seen it yet. But critics are so pent up on the role of blogs/twitter/texting in today’s world when, in reality, it isn’t a big deal. In fact, I think the effect is starting to wan a little.

    Remember when twitter was supposed to bring huge changes to the revolutions in Iran and abroad? Malcolm Gladwell pretty much eviscerates that thought here: http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2010/10/04/101004fa_fact_gladwell?printable=true

    • Great points there! Agreed that FB, Linkedin, Twitter, etc, are tools versus a lifestyle now more than ever. I mean, social networking has been around since Friendster, it took something like Facebook to make it de riguer.

  3. Don’t ask me why, but David Hasselhoff is following my tweets. *LOL — greasy.

  4. I felt slightly depressed and pathetic after watching the film. How can this anti-social asshole have made so much money by the time he was my age? I’m anti-social too, just not quite as anti-social.

    But, seriously, kimchi is one of the only foods I truly hate.

  5. lol. so cool that someone is actually checking the koreanfood twitter and updating it! hope that you’re getting kim-chi for two and taking your gf 😉

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