Hello, my name is Anna Peel(owner of Shopinchic.info, and I’m doing a guest post for Miss Virtual Reality.
Facebook. Love it or hate it, you know its a part of an intrinsic part of our current culture. It seems that everyone from your grandmother to the CEO of your company is on Facebook. Its completely changed the way we communicate, socialize, and interact. Facebook, among other forms of social media, have pretty much made chatrooms and instant messaging obsolete. However unlike most Twitter and MySpace, Facebook’s early beginnings still echo the notoriety of their creators Mark Zuckerberg and Eduardo Saverin. To thoroughly understand the hows and the whys of their story, you’ll need to sit down and read The Accidental Billionaires by Ben Mezrich, the story of which the movie Social Network is based on. Or you can go your local cinema and watch the movie, now playing in local cinemas.
To think that Facebook had humble beginnings would have to depend on what you define as humble. In all honesty, I haven’t read The Accidental Billionaires, so I can’t say how much of this movie is off base or not. What I do know that this movie tends to exaggerate tech geeks and if you didn’t know better, you might easily assume that all computer geeks do is hack computers and commit acts of passive aggressive revenge. I could tell you first hand, that might be true in some cases, but not most!
It is refreshing that unlike a lot of movies, this movie is surprisingly good as it depicts some truths we already know like college kids are really nothing but rowdy party animals and that Harvard is really full of elitists. I also like the fact that this movie really teaches a thing or two about friendship. I’m not going to spoil the movie for you, you’ll just have to see it for yourself to know what I’m talking about.
That said, this is one movie that I think parents and teens alike might enjoy. I really wouldn’t recommend taking a kid younger than 13 or 14 though, as this movie depicts college kids, partying, and drugs. I think that the movie Social Network mixes entertainment, a little bit of history, and even a moral of the story. Now go see it for yourelf!