On a fall night in 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius Mark Zuckerberg sits down at his computer and heatedly begins working on a new idea. In a fury of blogging and programming, what begins in his dorm room as a small site among friends soon becomes a global social network and a revolution in communication. A mere six years and 500 million friends later, Mark Zuckerberg is the youngest billionaire in history... but for this entrepreneur, success leads to both personal and legal complications.
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The Social Network
Aaron Sorkin's overlapping and frenetic dialog is always a winner for me. It's a good story about the rise of a phenomenon in the digital age. There's a suggestion that Zuckerberg's motivation stems from a girlfriend's rejection--which whether accurate or not, I find to be bit derivative.