December 20, 2017

The Social Network

The Social Network is a 2010 American biographical drama film directed by David Fincher and written by Aaron Sorkin. Adapted from Ben Mezrich’s 2009 book The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook, A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius, and Betrayal, the film portrays the founding of social networking website Facebook and the resulting lawsuits. Really a good one to watch!!!

You don’t get to 500 million friends without making a few enemies.

Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg creates the social networking site that would become known as Facebook, but is later sued by Cameron Winklevoss & Tyler Winklevoss who claimed he stole their idea, and the co-founder Eduardo Saverin who was later removed.

I loved the part where after being dumped for being a douche to his girlfriend, Zuckerberg goes back to his dorm, opens up his LiveJournal blog, grabs a beer from the fridge, and gets to work.

The sequence goes on for minutes, eventually changing tracks and introducing a new key player, Eduardo Saverin, who gives Mark the algorithm that allows Facemash to function properly.

And also, the amazing quotes by Sean Parker

We lived in farms, then we lived in cities, and now we’re gonna live on the Internet.

A million dollars isn’t cool, you know what’s cool? A Billion Dollar.

There are many more moments that I really loved and would take a day long to describe them.

In conclusion, what I think is that, If Mark had been a little more social to begin with, people might not have had to sue him to get his attention. Then again, if he’d been more social, he probably wouldn’t have been motivated to invent Facebook.