Facebook – The Movie

It’s coming! Facebook the movie. Scroll down for movie trailer.

“The Social Network – you don’t get to 500 million friends without making a few enemies” is due to be released October 1st, 2010. The trailer is enticing. If you still think Facebook is a trendy phase that can be ignored, this might convince you otherwise. This film looks like an entertaining mirror of our time and I can’t wait to check it out.

The Social Network is an upcoming 2010 drama film directed by David Fincher about the founding of the social networking website Facebook. The film features an ensemble cast which consists of Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake, Brenda Song, Rashida Jones, Max Minghella, Rooney Mara, Malese Jow, and Joseph Mazzello.

The film was written by Aaron Sorkin and adapted from Ben Mezrich’s 2009 book The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook, A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius, and Betrayal. The film is distributed by Columbia Pictures and is set for an October 1, 2010 release. None of the Facebook staff, including founder Mark Zuckerberg, will be involved with the project. One of the co-founders, Eduardo Saverin, was a consultant for Mezrich’s book.”*

* Wikipedia

“The Social Network” Movie Trailer

And the cost for all this friendly fun?

Nothing much… just our privacy. Check out the Economist’s recent article (Does Facebook Know Too Much) “Dicing with Data” (online subscription required). “…Facebook claims that most of its users are comfortable with the changes it has introduced, including one that lets it share detailed customer data with some external sites…. Facebook generates most of its revenue from targeted advertisements based on users’ demography and interests, so the more data users share publicly the more money it can mint from ads. One may say is better to get a targeted ad, for what you may like. Others may say the cost is too great. I was recently surprised to find my casual wall postings were Search Engine Optimized and showing up on Google’s first page when I searched my name. If you believe, like me, that the benefits outweigh the risks… you see the many opportunities revealed for individuals and business alike. Whatever your opinion on Facebook’s intent or value, it’s here to stay.

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