by Jeffrey

Social media is now a central part of modern life. Even if you aren't someone who is constantly taking selfies or posting status updates, you need to stay connected to it all to keep up with the times for both work and pleasure.

It comes as no surprise, then, that Hollywood has discovered that social media offers rich pickings for plots to blockbuster films. Most of these films, however, have chosen to focus on some of the darker sides to social media.

A Darker History of Social Media Films



I have so much to say, but no one to listen

Hideo Nakata, famous for movies like Ringu, adopts a new take on cyberspace which preys on the weak. Internet can ruin your life by connecting you to the wrong kind of people who may never meet face to face in real life.

An odd yet interesting movie, it really gets under your skin and makes it point strong enough. The darker side of cyberspace is best explored in this one!



Everything you do, someone out there can see

Our existence is increasingly getting expanded on the cyber world. Whatever we do, click or download leaves it trail behind for others to pick up!

The movie follows different characters in today’s world where everything is increasingly virtual. The effort of today’s generation to find connections has led to the development of complex and interesting relationships which can lead to life changing situations.



Are you a Watcher? Or a Player?

Virtual gaming, with its own charm, is here to stay. If you don't believe us, try and have a look at games like Pokemon Go - which generated $7.5 billion market value for Nintendo in only 2 days after release.

Nerve tells a story about a virtual truth or dare game where the lure of money and fame drives the participants to put their lives at risk. What if such a game was ever to exist!

Fortunately, Hollywood has chosen to change course and offer the world a more light-hearted take on this important modern phenomenon with …

The Emoji Movie
Emojis are the little expressive icons that have become an integral part of social media's unique language. Emojis offer a quick and easy way to express a wide variety of complex feelings in ways that don't require a lot of typing.

The Emoji Movie follows the life of a young emoji who is trying to find his place in the world, the "world" being the inside of a phone where he lives with all the other emojis. Director Tony Leondis wanted to examine some of the biggest issues with social media, such as fitting in and appearances versus reality, and it turns out that emojis offer a light-hearted backdrop to these important modern issues.

Just like the real world, social media is what you choose to make of it, and it is comforting to know that there will always be the perfect emoji to express exactly how you feel.

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