The Social Network (Movie)

The social network is a great depiction of the story of Facebook. Not that I know the background of how Facebook came about, it involves a lot of new media techniques. Eisenberg’s portrayal of Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook was great. The acting between characters showed a situation that started from close friendship to a real partnership in a business. The movie starts off with social troubles of a college student who takes his anger out online. This leads him to collaborate with his future business partner and ultimately crash Harvard’s network. The Facebook became the fastest growing website at that time which was discovered by Sean Parker who advised Zuckerberg throughout. However through his success Zuckerberg was sued by two parties who felt deprived of their economical income. It is understandable that as a Baruch student and being in a business profession that things like this happen. The movie shows both sides of CEO and his goal of having the “coolest thing around.” The Social Network also explains the success of the social website by distinguishing it from other similar sites and being so addictive. The website’s limited ads also make keep it from selling out. In overall, I enjoyed the movie as it portrays campus life and realities in a business world.

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  1. #1 by Stephen Lai on December 6, 2010 - 10:17 pm

    I definitely agree that it was an enjoyable movie that had some great actors that certainly kept the movie going. I am surprised with the overplay of college campus life stereotypes but these elements helped paint the picture in the movie better. In the end, I wonder how accurate all of the relationships between the characters were in real life.

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