Social Network Movie – What do you think?

So who is going to see the movie? I know I am. I think it’s going to be interesting, but some people have mixed feelings about this whole movie idea.

“You don’t get to 500 million friends without making a few enemies.” – so true

Anyway, here are a couple of trailers I pulled from Youtube.

Get the Flash Player to see the wordTube Media Player.

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}
}
WT1_1.start();

Get the Flash Player to see the wordTube Media Player.

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wmode : “opaque”,
allowscriptaccess : “never”,
allownetworking : “all”},
flashvars : {
file : “http%3A%2F%2Fwww.dospost.com%2Findex.php%3Fxspf%3Dtrue%26id%3D4”,
volume : “80”,
bufferlength : “5”,
‘logo.hide’ : “false”,
shuffle : “false”},
attr : {
id : “WT2”,
name : “WT2”},
start : function() {
swfobject.embedSWF(“https://web.archive.org/web/20120527134542/http://www.dospost.com/wp-content/uploads/player.swf”, “WT2_2”, “500”, “320”, “9.0.0”, false, this.flashvars, this.params , this.attr );
}
}
WT2_2.start();

I did some quick research on this and looks like a lot of people are criticizing the release of the movie. The movie is basically about Facebook and how it all started. There are over 500 million users on Facebook which is insane! Mark Zuckerberg who is the founder of Facebook said in one of the interviews that the movie doesn’t really show the real story behind it. He says that it was actually quite boring: “I mean, the real story is actually probably pretty boring, right? I mean, we just sat at our computers for six years and coded.” – ABCNews

I also found out that the movie shows Mark as an insecure jerk who becomes rich by screwing over other people. Well, I think the movie looks good and any online marketer should probably go see it anyway.

The fact is that Facebook has become the second most visited website in the world. If FB was a country it would be the third largest one in the world!

Check out their screenshot of traffic growth from Alexa.

The traffic is still growing by the way.

I think it’s also important to say that Mark Zuckerberg had multiple opportunities to sell Facebook in the early days. Yahoo offered him $1 billion  for it which was later adjusted to something like $800 million. Anyway, now Facebook is worth a lot more than $1 billion dollars and it keeps growing bigger.

The Social Network movie comes out October 1st and I am going to see it the day it comes out.

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