— zeynep tufekci (@zeynep) May 14, 2017
Tonight, my wife and I saw the Circle. I’d read the book by Dave Eggers. Frankly, to me, the book read as if it was anticipating a mkvie. So, I was eager to see how it would work as a movie.
Verdict? It was terrible. And that’s unfortunate. The issues the book raises (social media + big data + privacy) are really important. We need for more people to be thinking and talking about these things. While The Circle is not a perfect story, I thought it could work as an accessible entry point into those conversations. But, the movie is just bad. #sigh
Fortunately, Zeynep wrote another good article in the New York Times that advances some of the issues. I hope lots of people read it.