Daily Archives: October 13, 2010

The Face of Facebook

Recently we saw the movie ‘Social Network’, which is the fictional/non-fictional account of how Facebook came about to be what it is today.

I had read the story last spring as Wikipedia had written it, so I knew a little of the background.  But of course the movie made it come to life and of course Mark Zuckerberg disputes that certain things in the movie ever happened or are told correctly.

When you think about it, what would it be like to have a story written about you and something you accomplished and see it on the big screen depicted as something embellished to create mass appeal?  Whether the movie has more fiction than fact, I have no idea.  At the end, however, there are some facts stated to tie up any unanswered questions about the lawsuits surrounding Zuckerberg and Facebook.

As a movie, I really enjoyed it.  We don’t go to the movies that often, and it was between the Michael Douglas movie about Wall Street and this one.  I thought we’d be more entertained by this one and I believe I picked the right one of the two.

What I find so fascinating about the story of Facebook, I mean in general terms, is that until 2003 there was nothing like it.  And even then it was only on the Ivy League campuses.  Late in 2004 is when it became available on the Internet for everyone.

To us, wouldn’t you agree that six years is recent history!  Maybe to our grandchildren it is not, but I personally can’t believe how quickly Facebook has become a household word…  The true definition of viral marketing!

How do you feel about Facebook?  What is your favorite way to use it?

Do you believe this guy is only 26 years old?