Movie Review: The Social Network

Facebook. Love it or hate it, people are using it. The social networking website has 500 million users and counting, and for many it has become a way of life, a way to stay connected to friends and family across the country and around the world, especially the ones you don’t like enough to actually talk with on the phone. Facebook has redefined the way people interact, share and talk, and it’s the brainchild of one Mark Zuckerberg, who is now the youngest billionaire on the planet.

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By Erik Samdahl
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  • You’d be hard-pressed to think of a film concept more socially relevant and relatable to 500 million people than a movie about the origins of Facebook. “The Social Network,” however is not some insouciant attempt to capitalize on the world’s most popular social networking site for revenue purposes. It is a loaded drama that unlike most based-on-true stories, is a bit unforgiving of its “protagonist” (or anyone else for that matter) and unafraid to handle the unflattering side of human nature. Check the idea of this being a “Facebook movie” aside; this is the story of what can happen in today’s age when an arguably stolen idea can be born at a frat party and turn into a $25-billion-dollar property in fewer than 10 years.

  • cdshafe

    I haven’t had time to go see Social Network becuase I have two jobs, go to college, and have four kids. However, my accounting teacher wants us to tell him how the CFO lost his share of the company through stock share sells. Can anyone tell me how this happens at the end of the movie??

    Thanks so much,


  • @cdshafe – Sorry, it’s probably too late of a response, but they trick him into signing into a new agreement that gives him a special stock that they then later downgrade to next to nothing relative to other shares in the company. Someone else can probably explain better than I can.

    @timpug – good analysis.