Social Network Paper

Topics: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Social network service Pages: 2 (613 words) Published: April 3, 2013
The Social Network movie narrates the story of the creation of The Facebook (or simply Facebook). Mark Zuckerberg, an anti-social nerd who also comes across as a genius computer programmer wanted to create something cool. After his ex-best friend and Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin told him that it was time to add advertisements on Facebook when it reached 4,000 members, Mark replied “Facebook is cool... We don’t even know what Facebook is yet. We don’t know what it is, what it can be, what it will be. All we know is that it’s cool; that’s a priceless asset and we’re not giving it up.” only confirms the face that Mark was not driven by money. When the Winklevoss brothers approached and recruited Mark to help them set up and work on their own social networking site called Harvard Connection, Mark was given a very bright idea, one that would soon make him be worth over 26 Billion Dollars. The way Mark argued and stuck up for himself during the period when he was being sued was very admirable. He stated that “as a specific work product should be patentable, a basic idea should not be. Competitors should be given the freedom to see who can best turn an idea into a marketable product.” I believe that Mark is someone who thinks big and has the passion to create, and yet at the same time is not someone who thinks up the ideas, but perfects them and executes them best. From Eduardo Saverin’s (Mark’s ex- best friend and co-founder of Facebook) point of view, Mark deceived him into giving a large portion of Facebook stock away. Eduardo won a lawsuit against Mark, which allowed his name to be listed as the co-founder of Facebook. He now owns a 5% share worth $1.1 billion dollars. Another important character in The Social Network is Sean Parker (Portrayed by Justin Timberlake). Sean is a creative genius who befriended Mark, although he isn’t good at managing and operating businesses once they were being run. Mark was very fascinated with Sean, as they shared common...
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