The Social Network

Social network film poster.jpgFacebook has to be one of the most used social networking sites of today. There are people who spend every single moment of their day checking their statuses and updating their profiles. Facebook was launched on February 4, 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg. In the 2010 film The Social Network, we are introduced to how this well known site was launched.

We are introduced to Zuckerberg (played by Jesse Eisenberg) who is being dumped by his girlfriend. After hacking into a network he writes some not so nice things about her. After hearing about his success in hacking into the network Facesmash, the wealthy Winklevoss twins invite him to help them with a project. From there, Zuckerberg approaches his best friend to help him create Thefacebook. As the movie goes on we see their plan grow into monstrous success. Attracting the creator of Napster, Zuckerberg starts to become distant from everyone who is close to him. We watch as the Winkleboss twins and his best friend turn their back on him. As the movie comes to a close, we see that not everything is going well for Zuckerberg as he has lost many friends while creating one of the most massive social media sites of all time.

The Social Network brings us into the world of a genius who created something huge. Facebook has faced many competitors to take its crown as the most used social media site, yet none of them can compare to the power has. The Social Network introduces us to the man who was able to make this addicting site a reality by telling the story of one single idea becoming a multi-million industry.

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