The Social Network- Movie About Facebook

by Noc Team on September 15, 2010

Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook story has been adapted for the big screen by West Wing screenwriter Aaron Sorkin and the director David Fincher, whose credits include Se7en and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Titled The Social Network, it is based on a book, The Accidental Billionaires, by Ben Mezrich, for whom “this is the ultimate geek-becomes-success story. Mark Zuckerberg was the smartest guy in the room but he wasn’t the coolest. At college, everything revolves around that [being cool]. That’s why people become writers, that’s why people become rock stars and that’s why people start Facebook.”

The Facebook idea evolved out of ‘just another student dormitory’, at Harvard University. The dorm dominated by four young boys was similar to many other dorms. But the only difference which lay among this dorm and the others was that it was inhabited by Mark Zuckerberg. A 19-year-old, who will revolutionize internet with his one website and become a billionaire.

On 4th February Zuckerberg launched a website that would change the world. By just one click of the mouse Facebook was invented. And within a short span of time we all were familiar with Facebook with an average of 150 friends in our list. Though the website was only intended for students from Harvard, it gradually became a tool for interaction for people outside as well. It rapidly expanded more than anyone had ever imagined it would.

The movie highlights the life of Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg where we meet the real Zuckerberg. The movie highlights how Facebook expanded and how in a short span of time it received $500,000 investment from the PayPal entrepreneur Peter Thiel.

In 2006, Zuckerberg turned down a $1bn offer to sell to the internet giant Yahoo, because he believed it was worth more. A year later, Microsoft purchased a 1.6% stake in the company for $240m. By 2008, Facebook overtook MySpace as the world’s biggest social network. In 2009, the site was operating in 27 different countries. And in May 2010, Zuckerberg celebrated his 26th birthday.

Extraordinary achievement at such a young age has been brilliantly portrayed in The Social Network. The movie has been rated as the Best movie of the decade. Lets see how the audience responds to it on its release on 15 October.

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Sayed Osama Naseem October 28, 2010 at 9:58 AM

Wowww..that’s simply great….one person unique thinking can change the entire world.

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