Thursday, November 25, 2010

The Social Network


I was one the lucky ones who won tickets to see The Social Network, the crowd also included Hitz.FM listeners that won the contest too. This movie starring Jessie Eisenberg (who also starred in the movie Zombieland and strangely looks like Michael Cera) is a movie about how Facebook was founded and how Mark Zuckerberg became the youngest billionaire (dammit he is my age :( and I haven't started working yet). This movie was actually based on a book called "The Accidental Billionaires" by Ben Mezrich, who wrote the book based on Eduardo Saverin guides and other people around Zuckerberg except Zuckerberg himself. As you can see in the film, it depics Zuckerberg as nerd, a hacker, a thief, an asshole, a genius, an opportunist, a backstabber and a billionaire. So definitely not Zuckerberg friendly, heck even Zuckerberg said most of the stuff in the movie was not true. Hey, if I was depicted as badly as he was in the movie, I would say the same thing too.

Its fun to see how Facebook changed our lives, even though there is Myspace and Friendster offering the same thing. Quite funny how we deal our lives on the net. How we got closer and at the same time farther with people we know on Facebook. Facebook has become as common as the handphone/cellphone.

The thing I liked the most about Facebook compared to the other social networking sites, is that in Facebook, everything is clean and clear. Everybody's profile looked the same without annoying fonts and background imaged. Also the annoying music video, porn, sacred books, baby giggling videos played out loud, together when you open a friends profile. This is why I am on Facebook, like everyday just seeing what other people are up too.

This is a great movie to watch for people who are on Facebook, who wants to know, what is the behind story.

*After I finished the movie, I quickly sent it an sms to my Twitter account which is linked to my Facebook account to say I liked the movie. LOL. I wonder if other social networks would be made into a movie... haha.. they wish ;)

**Justin Timberlake acting is quite good in this movie. Disney's star, Brenda Song, got crazy in this movie, and doing things that Disney will never approved LOL.
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