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What Does Founder Of Facebook Think About The Social Network


Most of us already know that Mark Zuckerberg Co-founded Facebook 12 years ago to help connect with friends and family.  It has grown from a social network only for Harvard students to a one of the world’s most popular company with the mission of connecting everyone in the world. Movie, The Social Network released in 2010 .

The Social Network movie depicts a series of events in which Zuckerberg creates Facebook after his college girlfriend breaks up with him. However, at the time of the events in the movie, Zuckerberg was in a relationship with his girlfriend Priscilla Chan, whom he married in 2012.

Mark Zuckerberg was asked what he thought of the movie The Social Network in an October 16, 2010 interview at Y Combinator’s startup school.  Here is what he says:

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A photo of Mark Zuckerberg and his baby daughter

“It’s interesting what stuff they focused on getting right. Like every single shirt or fleece they have in that movie is actually a shirt or fleece that I own. But… So there’s all this stuff they got wrong and a bunch of random details they got right.

“The thing that I think that is actually most thematically interesting that they got wrong is the whole framing of the movie. Kind of the way that it starts is I’m with this girl (who doesn’t exist in real life) who dumps me (which has happened in real life, a lot). And basically they frame it as if the whole reason for making Facebook or building something is that I wanted to get girls or wanted to get into some kind of social institution.

Mark Zuckerberg talking about “The Social Network” Movie

“And the reality for people who know me is I’ve been dating the same girl since before I started Facebook so obviously that’s not part of it. It’s such a big disconnect that the people who make movies think of what people in Silicon Valley do building stuff. They just can’t wrap their head around that someone might build something because they like building things.”

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