Just like the title reads, Hollywood is bringing Facebook to the big screen; Zuckerberg should be even more proud.
David Fincher’s “The Social Network,” opening October 1, 2010, will be giving Facebook users a telescopic view into the creation of the world’s most fascinating social media phenomena. But my question is – is it really that necessary?
From talking to several Gen Yers, the idea of creating a movie about Facebook seems, well, odd. Facebook is so embedded and entrenched in our culture that it seems a little superfluous to be making a movie about it. It also seems a little too early to be creating a movie about something no nascent and is currently exploding in the social media realm. Hopefully Justin Timberlake can add some marvel to the film.
But what about MySpace? MySpace was around way before Facebook was even thought about. Why is Facebook dubbed “The Social Network”? Freelance blogger and writer Kathryn Vercillo notes that it is perhaps the level of professionalism of users on Facebook, as MySpace seems to be more of a place for the creatively inclined with the plethora of musicians, singers, actors, or amateurs trying to make it in the show-biz.
When Facebook was on the rise of bursting onto the online social scene, Zuckerberg stated, “We don’t know what it can be, we don’t know what it will be, but we know that it is cool.” Hopefully the movie plays up to those words too. Thoughts? Watch the trailer.