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I agree that a different route could - and should - have been taken. After all, e-money commerce is a field that Facebook has little experience in and I think your concept about Pinterest could have been the start of something special. Now I have to wonder what will happen if this is approved and, more importantly, reaches a worldwide status. Will Facebook users take to it? Will they see it as, at the very least, an experiment? I guess we'll see as the progression of this system unfolds.
Thank you for the reply!
Social media is nothing short of a monster and it's given so much attention to stories that might not have gained it otherwise. The "Batman" franchise is one of the most recognizable but would Affleck have garnered such an Internet backlash had Twitter, Facebook or what have you not been created? In my mind, probably not. As far as Affleck as Batman is concerned, one of two results is going to occur. Either Affleck is going to perform stellarly as Bruce Wayne and fans have to eat their own words or Affleck won't perform to high expectations, proving said fans right. We will have to see what happens comes 2015.
Thank you for the post, Julia!
I completely understand where you're coming from because I felt the same way when I heard the news. I did not think that Ben Affleck was going to do well as Batman and even now I still have my concerns. However, after you take a deep breath and go back to assess the matter, you start to realize that you've seen less of the positive potential behind it. Fans are going to lambaste Affleck until 2015 and even after if the Man of Steel sequel isn't up to snuff.
However, I remember fans feeling the same way about Michael Keaton before the Tim Burton films came out. "Mr. Mom" and "Batman" are two names which are worlds apart. Look at how well Keaton did. I may hold my reservations but I'm willing to give this a chance and I hope that fans warm up to the idea in due time as well.
Thank you for your post, Amanda!