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"The Social Network" movie is coming out Oct 1st

submitted on September 17, 2010 by vectra5 in "Products / Gadgets"
Check out the trailer for this movie about Facebook.. I am looking forward to watching it..



The Winklevoss twins — who tower from the height of six feet five inches and were members of the 2008 Olympic rowing team — are getting the celluloid treatment in Facebook movie “The Social Network.” Tyler’s version of events is simple: while at Harvard University, Divya Narendra, Tyler and his brother Cameron approached code jockey Zuckerberg to underwrite their “Harvard Connection” social network. After verbally agreeing, Zuck blew them off and created competitor “The Facebook,” which morphed into the 500 million-member Facebook of today.

Facebook settled with the Winklevosses for $65 million in 2009 — the settlement proceeding opens the movie — but now they want more money, arguing that Zuck’s team misled them about the value of the company.

http://www.adotas.com/2010/09/.....companies/
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  • 79807
    deby32953
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    Posted by deby32953 on September 18, 2010
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    Looks pretty interesting.
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    YanBz
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    Posted by YanBz on September 18, 2010
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    This is supposed to be fiction based on a true story, right? I wonder how is the person watching it supposed to figure out where the reality ends and fiction begins. It would not be an big issue if this was based on some events long gone, but the characters in the movie (their real-life counterparts) are still alive. This really puzzles me.
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    • sandyshore
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      Posted by sandyshore on September 18, 2010
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      I don't know the real story, I kind of thought some of this was fact...
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    • YanBz
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      Posted by YanBz on September 18, 2010
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      Some of it is. The problem is to figure out which one is not
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    • sandyshore
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      Posted by sandyshore on September 18, 2010
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      Yes, well the news I tried to search on this reveals mostly blog style bias.
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    sandyshore
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    Posted by sandyshore on September 18, 2010
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    I can't even comprehend what you could do with the amount of money they already received from the initial settlement. I guess I'm hopeless though, I keep thinking about humanitarian things that should be done with that kind of revenue from both sides. And that's just not the way of the world...
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    webbyone2010
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    Posted by webbyone2010 on September 18, 2010
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    I doubt it will make Facebook look any better.
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    YanBz
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    Posted by YanBz on September 30, 2010 [reply] 0 0
    An interesting article on Slate about another social network that was competing with Facebook head on in 2004 and 2005

    It launched first. It had cooler features. Why did Columbia's Campus Network lose out to Harvard's Facebook?


    http://www.slate.com/id/2269131
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    vectra5
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    Posted by vectra5 on September 30, 2010 [reply] 0 0
    Yan, back to your original comment...
    Let's not forget that this film is not a documentary about the rise of Facebook.. It's a movie which I am sure contains some fiction.. Like the movie Titanic .. reality + fiction..
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    • YanBz
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      Posted by YanBz on September 30, 2010 [reply] 0 0
      Well, the fact that Titanic went down long time ago makes things a bit simpler.
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    HouTex
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    Posted by HouTex on September 30, 2010 [reply] 0 0
    Facebook founder just announced a challenge grant of $100M to Newark public schools, and appeared on Oprah to publicize it. At the time, I kinda thought the timing was no coincidence, and this news report says exactly that - http://www.foxnews.com/scitech.....rk-school/
    Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg on Friday [9/24/10] announced a $100 million donation to Newark public schools in a move that could enhance his reputation just before the opening of an unflattering movie about him, "The Social Network."
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    YanBz
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    Posted by YanBz on September 30, 2010 [reply] 0 0
    The move is obviously calculated, there is no question about it, which makes me want to watch the movie even more! Smile Did anybody go yet?
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    • vectra5
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      Posted by vectra5 on September 30, 2010 [reply] 0 0
      I think you can relate to this movie more than anyone of us here.. being a website founder..a programmer.. Once you watch it, let us know what do you think of it..
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    • HouTex
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      Posted by HouTex on September 30, 2010 [reply] 0 0
      Interest in the movie is very high here. Our friends had passes to a free screening and they enjoyed it very much. It's really more about fitting in than just about Facebook. They described it as "well-written, well-directed, and well-acted," and possibly a best movie candidate.

      Here's a review from IMDB, where it already has 987 votes and a 7.9/10 rating.
      "The Social Network" was an incredibly engaging film that, while mainly revolving around the invention of Facebook (and all the problems that the creators encountered both before and after all was said and done), really focused in on ideas and feelings that can be (and are) universally felt through all people, the primary example being trying to fit in. Everyone wants to be accepted (I for one have never met a single human being that has wanted to be a loner), and some will do whatever it takes to get that sort of attention (which tends to lead into bad consequences). In a year where movies have received some of the lowest critical ratings (as well as box office earnings) in recent memory, "The Social Network" was, while haunting, truly refreshing and ultimately a triumph in all aspects, whether it be considering the acting, script, or directing. It was a fantastic movie that shouldn't just be among the best of the year; it's so much more important than that. It defines the entire social networking generation, and that is one hell of an accomplishment. Everyone can relate to it one way or another, and that makes it one of the must-see pictures of the year.

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