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The Social Network - Facebook Movie

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Msg#: 4210168 posted 8:40 pm on Oct 1, 2010 (gmt 0)

I was waiting for someone to start a thread and share their thoughts on the new Facebook movie that came out today...

I havent watched it yet, but maybe we can discuss the movie and most importantly the public overall opinion on the site itself.


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Msg#: 4210168 posted 11:30 pm on Oct 1, 2010 (gmt 0)

Here's a link to the official trailer...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53OUHupfqws [youtube.com]


Msg#: 4210168 posted 12:10 pm on Oct 3, 2010 (gmt 0)

This must be the most interesting movie to come. I will definitely watch this one, Its amazing to know how mark zuckerberg came up an idea with a social networking site who has made change in the cyberspace. Mark is epic the youngest billionaire on earth.


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Msg#: 4210168 posted 1:49 pm on Oct 3, 2010 (gmt 0)

These video interviews with Justin Timberlake (by John Stewart, Daily Show) and Aaron Sorkin (by Steven Colbert, The Colbert Report) are informative for me, as well as really funny [mashable.com...]

First, neither the movie star nor the writer really uses or likes Facebook. So the movie is a piece of entertainment and it's not all that sympathetic to the subject matter. Aaron Sorkin, the writer (American President, A Few Good Men, West Wing) is a master of clever dialog and that makes the movie a lot of fun.

In his interview about the movie, he had this to say:
"Socializing on the Internet" is to socializing as "Reality TV" is to reality

Pretty insightful comment, I thought - especially coming from a non-user. But after all, who doesn't want to see the world's youngest billionaire as a total jerk. Knocking people donw from the heights is the great American pastime.

That said, I've noticed that my usually quiet personal Facebook account has been seeing some life this weekend, even though I do nothing to feed it and everything to move contacts into "real" email. So it's possible this movie is going to help Facebook grow even more. Could be good for fan pages and business marketing.


Msg#: 4210168 posted 12:22 pm on Nov 3, 2010 (gmt 0)

The movie is good! A definite must watch for people interested in the social media phenomenon. It does a really good job of showing why facebook is the way it is.

Otherwise, Aaron Sorkin is a true genius and the movie is better than the book (for once)


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Msg#: 4210168 posted 7:38 am on Nov 9, 2010 (gmt 0)

It does a really good job of showing why facebook is the way it is.

It's not accurate according to people in the industry. It's a drama that bases itself on living characters. I don't think you'd want to look at this for its historical value or very much insight. ;)


Msg#: 4210168 posted 11:24 am on Nov 10, 2010 (gmt 0)

I meant that it shows the initial creative process, like, how the "relationship status" got there. Even if it's not accurate, it is a useful way to think about designing new features


Msg#: 4210168 posted 5:39 am on Dec 7, 2010 (gmt 0)

Here's what Mark Zuckerberg has to say about how accurate the movie is. In his (2nd) 60 Minutes interview


There are two videos on that page, the 2nd one deals with the "origins of Facebook" and his comments on the movie

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