the social network

  • Card Designer: The Inspiration For Zuckerberg's "I'm CEO, Bitch"? Steve Jobs.

    Card Designer: The Inspiration For Zuckerberg's "I'm CEO, Bitch"? Steve Jobs.

    “I’m CEO, Bitch.” While the story of this title appearing on Mark Zuckerberg’s early Facebook business cards has been around outside the company since at least 2009, when Ben Mezrich’s The Accidental Billionaires was released, it really exploded into legendary status last year. That’s when the Acadmey Award-winning film, The Social Network (based on… Read More

  • What 'The Social Network' Won (Three Awards, But Not Best Picture) #Oscars

    Despite losing Best Picture to The King’s Speech, Aaron Sorkin and David Fincher’s epic Facebook creation myth The Social Network did pick up three Oscars tonight, more than any film about nerds has ever garnered, unless you count A Beautiful Mind. The Social Network won Best Film Editing (Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter), Best Original Score (Trent Reznor) and Best Adapted… Read More

  • The Social Network Grabs Golden Globe Nominations For Best Actor, Movie, Screenplay

    After a successful Box Office run and overwhelmingly positive reviews, The Social Network has garnered a number of Golden Globe nominations, including one for Aaron Sorkin for Best Screenplay. The Golden Globes are known as an accurate reflection of what could come at the Oscars, so this is a big win for the movie, which was released by Sony Pictures. Read More

  • Trent Reznor: Zuckerberg Should Not Be Mentioned In The Same Breath As Steve Jobs

    Trent Reznor: Zuckerberg Should Not Be Mentioned In The Same Breath As Steve Jobs

    As you may be aware, musician Trent Reznor wrote and recorded (along with Atticus Ross) the score for David Fincher’s new film, The Social Network — you know, the Facebook movie. Therefore, he must be an expert on Facebook and love the service, right? Well, not exactly. Okay, not at all. In an interview with Drowned in Sound, Reznor talks candidly about his feelings about Facebook… Read More

  • Memo to Aaron Sorkin: You Invented this Angry Nerd Misogyny Too

    Ok, Aaron Sorkin, you have to pick. Either you are proud that you don’t know a thing about the Internet, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg and the world you wrote a movie about or you are simply the empty vessel here to tell the world a larger truth about Silicon Valley. Because so far, you seem to flip-flop based on the accusation. When called out for not being an accurate representation of… Read More

  • Opening Weekend: The Social Network Tops Box Office With $23 Million In Ticket Sales

    This probably isn’t too surprising. The Social Network, which had received overwhelmingly positive reviews from critics, topped the box office opening weekend with $23 million in ticket sales (some of which was contributed by Facebook itself in a screening for employees on Friday). While some analysts predicted that the film would open at $25 million, the movie’s performance is… Read More

  • Hilarious: Facebook Movie "The Social Network" In One Minute (Thanks, NMA!)

    Hilarious: Facebook Movie "The Social Network" In One Minute (Thanks, NMA!)

    If you haven’t seen “The Social Network” yet – it officially opens in theaters today – I really suggest you do. It’s simply a good movie, even if the narrative doesn’t quite match the real story of how Facebook came to be (hey, it’s a movie). But if your life is so super busy that you won’t have time for it, fear not, because the crazy… Read More

  • Facebook Movie Gets Overwhelmingly Positive Reviews, But Will People Go See It?

    Premiering at  New York Film Festival yesterday and coming to theaters October 1st, the world’s first Hollywood movie about the founding of a social network can now also claim the bragging rights of a solid 100 score on movie review aggregator Metacritic as well as a 9.9 score on Rotten Tomatoes. While both the Metacritic and Rotten Tomatoes sample sizes are currently small, The… Read More

  • Zuckerberg, 'The Social Network' And The Rise Of The Terror Nerd

    Zuckerberg, 'The Social Network' And The Rise Of The Terror Nerd

    The first thing you’ll do after watching Aaron Sorkin and David Fincher’s The Social Network is visit the “History” subsection of the Wikipedia article on Facebook, seeking details on how much in the film is actually true, but primarily looking for evidence as to whether or not Mark Zuckerberg was that much of an asshole between 2003 and 2005. Let me save you the trouble. Read More

  • Preview Trent Reznor's Facebook Movie Soundtrack Tomorrow — Full Album Will Be $2.99 On Amazon

    The upcoming Facebook movie, The Social Network, continues to perplex me. I’m still not sure how they got all that talent on board to make it (director David Fincher, writer Aaron Sorkin), nor can I believe that it sounds like it’s actually going to be good. One such early rave review was from musician Trent Reznor (of Nine Inch Nails fame). Reznor is actually doing the score… Read More

  • Ping Gets Its Own 'The Social Network' Parody

    From the very same Internet that brought you The Twitter Movie, The YouTube Movie, The Auction Site Movie and The Other Social Network Movie comes today’s Ping parody: Another Social Network Movie. Something tells me that people are just going to keep making these parodies of David Fincher’s The Social Network until they run out of websites. Can’t wait to see what people come… Read More

  • The New MySpace Movies, Presented By… The Facebook Movie

    It seems as if the ads for Sony’s upcoming movie The Social Network — you know, the Facebook movie — are everywhere on the Internet. They’re here on TechCrunch, they’re on VentureBeat, they’re on Techmeme — they’re just about everywhere but Facebook itself. In fact, they’re even on rival MySpace. In fact, the movie is sponsoring a… Read More

  • Full Trailer For Facebook Movie 'The Social Network' Hits The Web

    The full trailer for The Social Network, the highly anticipated film written by Aaron Sorkin and directed by David Fincher that retells the origins of Facebook, has just landed. Buzz for the movie has been steadily building up for the last month as the studio released teaser trailers filled with dramatic music and punchy dialog — but no footage showing the actors. This latest… Read More

  • The Social Network: second trailer for the Facebook movie hits the web

    A couple of weeks ago, the first trailer for the upcoming Facebook movie, The Social Network, hit the Web. Well lo and behold, a couple of hours ago the second trailer was released (embedded below). Remember, you saw it here first ;) The apocalyptic score remains, and the audio cuts from the movie you hear in the teaser are largely the same as in the first trailer, but this time conversations… Read More

  • The Social Network: Second Trailer For The Facebook Movie Hits The Web

    A couple of weeks ago, the first trailer for the upcoming Facebook movie, The Social Network, hit the Web. Well lo and behold, a couple of hours ago the second trailer was released (embedded below). Remember, you saw it here first ;) The apocalyptic score remains, and the audio cuts from the movie you hear in the teaser are largely the same as in the first trailer, but this time conversations… Read More

  • Facebook Movie Poster Announces 500 Million Facebook Users Before Facebook Does

    Given all the recent privacy uproar over Facebook, this Fall’s Facebook movie, The Social Network (adapted for the screen by Aaron Sorkin and directed by David Fincher), is going to be all the more interesting. Today, the first official poster for the movie has been unveiled on the movie’s website. It’s an eye-grabbing poster, but it’s also interesting because it… Read More

  • Maybe Mark Zuckerberg Won't Hate That Facebook Movie After All

    Yesterday, Facebook’s Dave Recordon commented that he just finished a marathon session of The West Wing, a great show about the inner-workings of a fictional White House that ended its run on NBC in 2006. I agreed with Recordon, it was a great show. You know who else agreed? Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. So why is this interesting? Well, the creator of The West Wing was Aaron Sorkin. Read More