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“The Social Network” gives great, real life story line

On October 12, 2010

There is more to the story behind the famous, profitable web site we all use everyday called Facebook.

The movie, "The Social Network," is about Mark Zuckerberg and the beginning of his profitable creation Facebook. It is also a story that depicts betrayal down the glorious road to fame.

David Fincher directed the movie, and the screenwriter is Aaron Sorkin, who is also the creator of the show "The West Wing."

"The Social Network" is an adaptation of Ben Mezrich's nonfiction book "The Accidental Millionaires."

The story begins in the fall of 2003, when Zuckerberg, who had been freshly dumped by his girlfriend, proceeds to his Harvard University dormitory, and hacks into the University's computers to create the site Facemash.

Facemash is a database of all the women on the Harvard campus.

The photos of these women are lined up two at a time, and the users are asked to determine who was the hottest.

The web site becomes so popular so fast, that Harvard University's entire computer system crashes.

From Facemash, the stumbling beginnings of Facebook are soon born. It spreads from the Harvard University campus and became a worldwide phenomenon.

While the web site is making a name for itself worldwide, Zuckerberg drops out of Harvard University in the middle of his sophomore year. He begins running the business from Palo Alto, California.

On his way to the top he runs into a heap of accusations and criminal charges. He eventually alienates his best friend, and co-founder of Facebook, Eduardo Saverin, who goes on to sue him.

Identical twins Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss also sue, claiming that Zuckerberg stole their idea.

"The Social Network" has a great story line.

If I had to rate this movie on a scale from one to ten, I would give it a nine.

There is nothing more interesting than a movie that is based off a real life situation. In this case the movie is based on a perfect example of heartbreak turning into ideas that lead to fame and fortune.

"The Social Network" is a must see, especially for those who use Facebook as a part of their everyday lives in order to keep in touch with those they care about most.

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