This comes from the “no sh*t” file. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg isn’t all that thrilled with David Fincher’s upcoming expose The Social Network, which apparently paints Facebook as a company founded by backstabbing, powermad nerds looking to get laid. In fact, Zuckerberg and his cohorts re hoping audiences simply ignore the movie when it’s released in October so as to avoid further negative press.
Naturally, not everyone associated with Facebook shares in the filmmakers sentiment. Like co-founder Chris Hughes:
“It’s crazy because all of a sudden Mark becomes this person who created Facebook to get girls or to gain power,” said Chris Hughes. “That’s not what was going on. It was a little more boring and quotidian than that.”
I’ll admit the only reason I included Hughes’ quote was because he dropped the word “quotidian.” It’s an awesome word that should be used more in daily conversation.
Anyway, I’m not sure why Zuck is upset. He’s a 26-year-old billionaire. I’d be willing to bet a part of his motivation to create Facebook had to do with bagging hot chicks and making tons of loot. Creating a popular website is like the geek version of joining a band. Nobody wants to be a lonely loser who can’t get a date.
I applaud Zuck and his pals for cashing in big time. So what if they stole the concept and betrayed some folks along the way, allegedly. America was built on betrayal, an unquenchable thirst for money and the desire to bang lots of beautiful girls. It’s not like he took steroids and lied about it to Congress. If that was the case, he should be drawn and quartered in public, stoned, then later burned while hanging from the gallows. Wink, wink.
[Via NY Times]