Facebook is an online social networking service, whose name stems from the colloquial name for the book given to students at the start of the academic year by some university administrations in the United States to help students get to know each other. It was founded in February 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg with his college roommates and fellow Harvard University students Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes. The website’s membership was initially limited by the founders to Harvard students, but was expanded to other colleges in the Boston area, the Ivy League, and Stanford University. It gradually added support for students at various other universities before opening to high school students, and eventually to anyone aged 13 and over. Facebook now allows any users who declare themselves to be at least 13 years old to become registered users of the site.
The movie about Facebook, tells the viewers about the inception, downs and ups of Facebook and how it finally became a huge success.
‘I invented Facebook.’
The movie is about the founders of the Facebook directed by David Fincher.
The story begins at Harvard University, year 2003 . The protagonist, Mark Zuckerberg studies here . As a result of his recent breakup with his girlfriend, he decides to create a website to rate the female undergraduates . He accomplishes this with an algorithm from his friend Eduardo Saverin, and named the website the “FaceMash” , for this Mark was penalized with 6 months of academic probation . Later, when he started working with Harvard connection, a website owned by Winklevoss twins, he was struck with the idea of a social networking website, “Thefacebook”, exclusive for Harvard students . He suggests this to Eduardo, who helps him financially . Mark faces further legal consequences as the movie advances, during that time “Thefacebook’ becomes simply “Facebook” . The movie concludes with Mark refreshing the facebook page after sending friend request to his former girlfriend Erica .
- Jesse Eisenberg as Mark Zuckerberg
- Patrick Mapel as Chris Hughes
- Joseph Mazzello as Dustin Moskovitz
- Andrew Garfield as Eduardo Saverin
- Cambridge, Massachusetts
- Phillips Academy and Milton Academy
- Wheelock College
- Johns Hopkins University
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross . The movie comprises of 18 songs including compilations from The Beatles, Bob Marley, 10cc and The White Stripes .
Critics – Flawlessly scripted, beautifully directed, and stuffed with fine plays, The Social Network is a engrossing, ambitious example of modern filmmaking at its finest.
Zuckerberg – “This is my life, so I know it’s not so dramatic.”
Dustin Moskovitz – “dramatization of history … ”