Alexandra Pelosi is Not Buying What Silicon Valley is SellingSeptember 16th, 2015 · 19 comments
Pelosi’s Anti-Social Confession
Alexandra Pelosi falls within a prime professional demographic for social media use.
She makes documentary films on topical issues, dabbles in activism, and is a frequent TV commentator.
She lives in New York and grew up in San Francisco (which her mom, Nancy Pelosi, famously represents in Congress).
She wears ironic, black-framed nerd glasses.
But if you want to friend her on Facebook or browse her tweets you’re out of luck. Here’s Pelosi talking last Friday on the Overtime segment of Bill Maher’s HBO show (10:35 in the above clip):
“I’m not on Facebook, I’m not on Twitter, I’m not buying into the whole thing…”
Pelosi’s lack of interest in social media has seemingly done little to slow down her successful career as a filmmaker. This, I think, is important to point out because it underscores a reality worth repeating again and again: nothing bad happens if you don’t buy into every venture-backed attention snare that comes out of the San Francisco peninsula.
On the other hand, such skepticism probably does generate good outcomes, such as the time and space needed to create things that people really value.