In the wilds of Facebook, anxiety about what's real is the background noise that is so prevalent you never really notice it. If the film inspires questions about how it represents reality, The Social Network is not just about Facebook: it's just like Facebook.
In the world Mark Zuckerberg and his friends inhabit in the movie, "getting girls" seems to be the dominant motivating force for just about everything. Perhaps that is the reality of life of young men in college in the United States in the 21st century. Really?