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"The Facebook Documentary": On Well-Timed, Well-Placed, Corporate-Produced "Documents"

Alexandra Juhasz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Alexandra Juhasz

We're now seeing a new kind of documentary coming into being alongside the very social networks it covers, shamelessly uses, and owns.

CicLAvia Is What I'll Be Doing in LA This Sunday

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

The City of LA recognized in CicLAvia an opportunity to give Angelenos a taste of what LA can be like, at least for a bit, without cars. It will temporarily turn the streets over to those who deserve them the most. Us.

"The" Social Network, Data Portability and Change

Christina Gagnier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Christina Gagnier

Just hours ago, it was announced that Facebook now allows its users to download information from their Facebook accounts, putting users in control of where their data is and where it will go.

The Social Network Politiku

Susanna Speier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Susanna Speier

For people like Mark Zuckerberg, who code around the clock, the idea of watching a caricatured augmentation of the great challenges of entrepreneurship seems about as pleasant as scratching a blackboard.

Fifty First (J)Dates: Facebook Me

Meredith Fineman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Meredith Fineman

After seeing The Social Network, I was reminded that Facebook plays a huge role in dating, from start to finish. Let's see how that plays out in this hypothetical scenario.

5 Screenwriters Who'd Do Justice to Google: The Movie

Jeff Sneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jeff Sneider

The film, due in 2012, will shine the spotlight on Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page -- both radically different moguls than Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. Here are five candidates to bring the search engine's story to the big screen.

Seeking Truth in The Social Network

Zach Weisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Zach Weisberg

There are a lot of versions of truth available within the framework of The Social Network, and because the film's major players are have their own relationship with the truth, the story becomes infinitely more engaging.

When Will They Make the Movie About the Guy Who Created Wikipedia?

Harmon Leon | Posted 06.14.2012 | Technology
Harmon Leon

I have a friend who works at Facebook. (I think he created the "Like" button.) On Friday, Mark Zuckerberg rented out an entire multiplex and took the ...

ReThink Review: The Social Network -- Geek Is the New Punk

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Hackers and internet geeks, like other rebels, are creating and living in a world where the accepted rules and laws simply don't apply, and being able to circumvent them is more than enough reason to do it -- a decidedly punkrock attitude.

Social Network: nah, I'll watch "The Facebook Documentary" live, on-line

Alexandra Juhasz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Alexandra Juhasz

I've written extensively here and on my blog, Media Praxis, about the mis-steps of the usually celebrated terrain of media convergence: the too easy, ...

The Social Network Scores, Four Horror Films Crumble, and Holdovers Remain Steady: Weekend Box Office 10/03/10

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

The much hyped and critically-acclaimed 'founding of Facebook' drama The Social Network debuted in number one this weekend with a strong $23 million three-day take.

Mark Zuckerberg On 'The Simpsons': Facebook CEO Jokes About Dropping Out Of Harvard (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

While "The Social Network" has people wondering who the real Mark Zuckerberg is, last night on "The Simpsons," we got to hear about Zuckerberg's life ...

The Social Network -- Much Ado About Nothing

Nancy Doyle Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Nancy Doyle Palmer

Am I the only person not falling for the hype and uniformly good reviews of The Social Network? Don't collectively groan here, but this is a frightfully sexist movie.

There Goes Your Social Life

Elizabeth Nicholas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Elizabeth Nicholas

You cannot help but notice several junctures in the movie where if Zuckerberg had considered the feelings of those around him, Facebook would have been worse off, and in a way, this serves as a warning to anyone with a big idea.

The Social Network: Where Are All the Girls?

Jessica Massa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jessica Massa

There are women in the movie. But none of them play any sort of foundational role in the creation of Facebook -- other than acting as a motivating factor in anti-hero Mark Zuckerberg's decisions to build his empire.

The Social Network is About Social Upheaval. Forget Everything Else.

Frank Chi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Frank Chi

There is a wide backlash from new media professionals about The Social Network. Jose Antonio Vargas says that the movie shows how much Hollywood doesn...

Social Network: What Happened to the Napster Film?

Tamara Conniff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tamara Conniff

"Social Network" is a genius film, largely due to the acting and Aaron Sorkin's screenplay. It's so good, you don't notice the music, which is a true ...

The Social Disconnect -- How Hollywood Misread Facebook

Jose Antonio Vargas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jose Antonio Vargas

Whatever else The Social Network is, the film represents the biggest culmination yet of old media's disdain and misreading of new media. It's a movie about social networking born out of a fundamental disconnect.

'Between Two Ferns' Gets Its Own Facebook Movie Parody (VIDEO)

Posted 05.26.2011 | Comedy

Two of the best Internet comedy trends collide in this parody of "The Social Network" trailer about Zach Galifianakis's extremely funny web series "B...

On the Culture Front: Belle and Sebastian, The Social Network, NY Craft Beer Week, Cocktails at Lani Kai, and More

Chris Kompanek | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Chris Kompanek

There's been a lot of boozing on the culture front with NY Craft Beer Week in full swing. On the theater front, the results have been less successful.

The Social Network Portrays Zuckerberg As More Driven than Evil

Larry Magid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Larry Magid

After watching the film, I don't think less of Zuckerberg. If anything, it gave me a better appreciation for his genius -- not just as a nerdy coder but as one of the first people to truly understand the power of social media.

The Social Network Review: a Career-Making Performance by Jesse Eisenberg

Zorianna Kit | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Zorianna Kit

With themes of friendship and betrayal that even Williams Shakespeare would be proud of, The Social Network -- directed by David Fincher -- also explores the notion of what constitutes intellectual property.

Sheryl Sandberg On Facebook's Mobile Plans, Privacy, Real Story, And More

The Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 07.19.2011 | Technology

Arianna Huffington, co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post, interviewed Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg at a Huffingto...

The Social Network Review

Jenna Busch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jenna Busch

Say what you will about Facebook, but it's changed our culture more than any invention since the flushable toilet. But The Social Network isn't really about the effects of Facebook. It's a study of one man, what drives him and what success can do to you.

What If Mark Zuckerberg Had Written 'The Social Network'? (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

We were up to our elbows in parodies of "The Social Network" long before it hit theaters, but the best one has come after the movie's release. From Ba...