The Social Network Essay

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The Dramatic Interpretation of the Social Network Myth After watching the movie The Social Network, the first thing I did was to search for Mark Zuckerberg’s real life experiences to see which parts are facts and which are fictions. As a matter of fact, this Harvard genius that founded the world’s first social network was not as childish as the movie portrayed. At least he didn’t write programming for getting into elite Harvard “Final Clubs” or for retaliating his girlfriend. During Mark’s high school, Microsoft and AOL tried to purchase the music player that he built and also invited him to join them. However, Mark decided to enroll in Harvard for further education. From where I stand, although the movie is fictional, it can easily…show more content…
“Like, every single shirt and fleece that I had in that movie is actually a shirt or fleece that I own.” “Someone might build something because they like building things,” Zuckerberg explains. Normally, Mark should be the person who cares about the movie most and might be pissed off because the movie portrayed him in an unflattering light. But it seems that he respects the ideas and decisions of the filmmakers, more or less, in terms of artistic creation. It was because he wanted to see how filmmakers would interpret his unimaginable story. This kind of art stresses the maze beyond art and the real world, which can only be seen through by smart people who also show respect to the artwork. “The movie’s final image—Zuckerberg “friending” the woman who dumped him and endlessly refreshing the page to see if she accepts—is presented as pathetic irony. But you could also read it as a sign of hope. In the Facebook world, which is now ours, a new communication infrastructure exists, with no avenues definitively closed.” (Edelstein) The real Zuckerberg had a vision that Facebook would help create communities in an ever-insular world. And now we have seen the evolution. The world is changing so fast that we all get confused and disoriented without knowing what to do next. We like the Facebook: fast, simple, up-to-date...While the
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