Wednesday, August 18, 2010

FACEBOOK the Movie

Just as I was about to give up on looking for a lighter topic to blog about since my previous entries have been about internet censorship, boom! There it was, a link directing me to “Facebook the Movie.’ I thought it was just one of those videos made by students to spoof the hype over Facebook but lo and behold, there was actually a movie! (or am I the only one who didn’t know about this?!)

The “Social Network” chronicles how Mark Zuckerberg while a sophomore in Harvard started the idea of a global social network that would revolutionize communication. Six years after that fateful night in 2003, Zuckerberg would reach his first million and later be coined as the youngest billionaire in history. His success however also leads to personal difficulties and legal disputes as he realizes that “you don't get to 500 million friends without making a few enemies.” It’s quite a teaser, right?

Zuckerberg, on the other hand, is not that thrilled by the movie. In an interview, he said that “people have a lot of fiction” and that the real story of Facebook is simply that they’ve all worked hard for it. He also relates that the real story is actually probably pretty boring since it just involves sitting and coding at their computers for six years. Real story or not, I'm guessing a lot of Facebook users would still be really interested in watching this!

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