Zuckerberg Lays Into Social Network
Mark Zuckerberg has finally aired his opinions in response to the way David Fincher and Aaron Sorkin portrayed him in their hit movie The Social Network.
Zuckerberg, who took all his employees to see the movie last week, objected to the way in which his motivations for starting the site were represented.
Talking to students during a recent appearance at Standford University, the web entrepreneur said: “The thing that I think is most thematically interesting that they got wrong is… the whole framing of the movie, I’m with this girl who doesn’t exist in real life who dumps me.”
He added: “They frame it as if the whole reason for making Facebook and building something was because I wanted to get girls, or wanted to get into some sort of social institution.”
Attempting to put the issue to rest he concluded: “The reality for people that know me is that I’ve been dating the same girl since before I started Facebook so obviously that’s not a part of it.”
He slammed Hollywood for its inability to understand the philosophy that dominates Silicon Valley. Zuckerberg claims: “They can’t wrap their head around the idea that someone might build something because they like building things,”
However, it would appear Fincher did get one thing right: “It’s interesting what stuff they focused on getting right. Every single shirt or fleece I had in that movie is actually a shirt of fleece that I own!”