The most anticipated movie of the year has finally arrived in Theatres today and it will be no surprise if it makes millions and becomes #1 in the box office. It will only mirror its plot line real life story of the #1 of social networks, Facebook.
“The Social Network” may or may not reveal the truth about Zuckerberg and how he turned himself into a billionaire, but that will not stop us from going and seeing this movie. It supposedly will have more drama in its written word than action in this film – a bit of a change from today’s movies, we look for buildings to crumble, guns to fire and cars to explode, apparently the only explosions here will occur in its dialogue – sounds refreshing, almost like a status update.
Prior to watching “The Social Network” movie, here are some interesting facts to get you into the social experience of Facebook:
Although Zuckerberg is a billionaire, he still rents a house with his girlfriend.
The actor, Jesse Eisenberg who played Mark Zuckerberg in “The Social Network” movie has a cousin who works for Facebook.
The average age of a Facebook employee is 31.
The co-founder of the music sharing site, Napster, Sean Parker, was an informal adviser to the creators of “The Facebook” in 2004. He was the one who also advised to drop “The” and just go with calling it Facebook. He was forced to leave Facebook after he was arrested for cocaine possession.
There are approximately 900 Facebook employees.
Facebook’s Engineer, Chris Putnam was hired in 2006 after he hacked into Facebook and changed all the profiles to look like MySpace. He is also an Easter egg (an unofficial piece of fun code) as an emoticon in Facebook Chat with the code being – :putnam (the colon symbol and his last name), once entered Putnam’s face will appear.
Zuckerberg is anti-social, ironic huh?
In its first hour, “The Facebook” had 22,000 hits.
Steve Chen worked at Facebook for only a few weeks in his early days prior to creating YouTube.
Zuckerberg has binders filled with ideas. He writes them all down.
Well over 100 billion images are added to Facebook in a one week period.
21% of us check Facebook in the middle of the night.
The people who sued Zuckerberg are twins.
23 hours a month are used on Facebook.
Zuckerberg had a Star Wars themed Bar Mitzvah.
The sport Zuckerberg played in highschool was – fencing.
Zuckerberg was 20 when Facebook was created.
Movie and Facebook fanatics unite and immerse yourselves in what is being called “The Movie of the Year” – Let’s wait until Monday to hear the estimated worth and worthy of this Oscar buzzed film. More importantly, let’s wait to see just how many of our friends will clutter our Facebook newsfeeds with their thoughts on this movie.
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