The Social Network Movie Review: What is ‘The Social Network’ starring Justin Timberlake and Andrew Garfield
Have you heard the news yet about The Social Network Movie? What a clever idea for the movie industry to capitalize on. To tell the story about the new popular culture surrounding social networks and online social networking and marketing. Sometimes being nicknamed, “The Facebook Move”, “The Social Network” by David Fincher is a movie all about one of the internet world’s most popular websites, Facebook!
Social Network sites have become a huge part of my life in the last few years for communication, socializing and even business, as they have for millions of other people, so this new movie is likely to be a huge event for Social Networkers around the world.
So what is The Social Network all about? Here is The Social Network movie review all laid out!
What is The Social Network? The Social Network Movie Review:
At first glance, The Social Network movie is all about the story of the creation of Facebook, a social networking site developed in a college dorm room at Harvard University back in 2004. Facebook has almost single-handedly redefined the way we look at online communication, networking and even social media marketing. But The Social Network movie is not just about facebook, but also a picture of what happens with success and failure in a person’s life as well as the deep-down need in each person to be accepted.
The opening scene in The Social Network, which is loosely based on “The Accidental Billionaires”, by Ben Mezrich, introduces us to the lead character, Mark Zuckerberg, a highly intelligent but also insecure and socially awkward character. The scene involves a conversation between Mark and his girlfriend which really helps to illustrate Mark’s personality and psychological reasons for creating something that will help him to feel more acceptance in his life.
So the movie, The Social Network, is not only funny and entertaining but a brilliantly, clever depiction of the culture surrounding social networks and social media and why it has become so popular and so successful. Showing scenes where many people will be able to connect and relate, we see Mark in situations where he is trying to be accepted and gain friends but always ending up in utter rejection.
The Social Network, Facebook, is a multi-billion dollar concept that was ultimately rooted in one man’s desire to gain popularity and acceptance in life, however unsuccessfully in his real-life attempts.
Review of The Social Network Success and Pop Culture:
The Social Network, while it tells the tale of the rise and creation of Facebook and it’s creator, Mark Zuckerberg, really emphasizes the cost of having too much of a desire for acceptance if it results in a blind attempt at climbing social ladders.
I think that one of the other reasons that Facebook has grown so quickly is that this desire for acceptance as well as the ability to connect and communicate so easily has just been so exciting for people. Facebook has even grown to the point now where it receives more daily visitors than even Google!
But an interesting thing as well, is that when Facebook was initially launched, one of its great appeals with early users, what its exclusivity. Users needed an invite from another user to join as well as an “.edu” email address from a supporting university. And similar to YouTube, Facebook’s viral nature propelled it to go from a barely visible college site, to a seemingly overnight world-wide sensation.
The Social Network Review and the Wonderful World of Facebook:
After being launched in 2005, Facebook has grown into an international phenomenon, which if it were an actual country would be about the 4th largest country in the world! Just about everyone who has access to the internet has either heard of facebook and likely uses it on a daily basis. It has grown from something originally intended to take the college experience to the online world, to being a viral sensation which has completely changed the way we share media and communication around the globe.
The Social Network movie, while it showcases both the story of Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg as well has how his personality and motivations drove him in life, this movie is also largely about how success can change a person, who they are, their life and their relationships. This can apply and relate to just about any of us, that a person’s desires and needs in life will drive and motivate them to either create amazing things or self-destruct.
No matter what your goals are in life, always be sure to keep your motives in check and put people and faith first and your path ahead will be a much smoother one for sure!
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Emily Stoik is an Online Marketing Coach and Corporate Trainer for what is arguably the World’s Largest Internet Marketing School available today. Specializing in Article Marketing, Social Media Networking and other aspects to a profitable