Yesterday, I went to the cinema with my wife and kids to watch the movie The Social Network. It is a story about the creation of the social networking website Facebook, about the founders of Facebook, and about the lawsuits against its founder Mark Zuckerberg.
One night in 2003, Harvard student and computer programming Mark Zuckerberg, played by Jesse Eisenberg, begins working on a new idea. Between blogging and programming, he starts something soon to become known as Facebook. Starting with no money, except some small amounts invested by his friend Eduardo Saverin, played by Andrew Garfield, he created a website that had members only in Harvard university, but soon included other universities, and then the whole world.
After six years and 500 million friends on Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg is the youngest billionaire in history, but his success has also brought him personal and legal complications.
The Social Network is about 120 minutes long, and among the actors we also see Justin Timberlake, playing the role of Sean Parker.
I liked watching the movie, and I would recommend it to my friends.
The film, The Social Network, proves that an idea, backed by motivation and ambition, can turn into success.
On the way to success it is important to use tact, diplomacy and common sense, keep promises, and not make promises you cannot keep. Such behavior will keep you away from trouble, bad relations and lawsuits.
Here is a trailer from the film The Social Network: