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56 & Up anyone? 😀


One big complaint about Facebook is that it is not what it claims to be. Specifically, in order to break out of the market of college kids following each other around, it marketed itself as a virtual class reunion, where you could catch up with old friends from high school, college, or previous employers. The catch: once you’ve made that connection you’re inundated with every tiny little detail they post. If you really cared that much about this person you probably wouldn’t have fallen out of contact. Checking in every so often is probably all you need to make the thumbnail sketch you’re really interested in.

Michael Apted’s Up series doesn’t make this mistake. Indeed, it would be hard to produce — let alone watch — a documentary as detailed as some Facebook feeds. For those who aren’t already familiar, a group of British children born in 1956 and 1957…

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