Thursday, 20 September 2018

Friday Review: Good luck Zuck

By Nick Wood and Mary Lennighan, Total Telecom
Friday 18 May 12

We pore over previous Facebook coverage as Mark Zuckerberg flexes his bell-ringing muscles, while Yahoo waves goodbye to another CEO.

Earlier this week, several hours into a flight, I was idly scrolling through the onboard entertainment system looking for a movie to keep me occupied when I noticed 2010 Facebook film The Social Network was one of the available options. I'd seen it once before, but given that Facebook is hurtling towards its Nasdaq debut – and I'd sat through everything else worth watching and a few things that really weren't – I decided to refresh my memory. I spent most of the film wondering whether the primary cast members, CEO Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder and would-be Singaporean Eduardo Saverin, music industry nemesis and entrepreneur Sean Parker, and pistachio-pushing rowers the Winklevoss twins had seen it, and how they compare in real life to the way they were portrayed on screen. Two things struck me about the film. Firstly, Justin Timberlake can probably get away with jheri curls again now he's a bit older and the world is crawling with hipsters…

Earlier this week, several hours into a flight, I was idly scrolling through the onboard entertainment system looking for a movie to keep me occupied when I noticed 2010 Facebook film The Social Network was one of the available options. I'd seen it once before, but given that Facebook is hurtling towards its Nasdaq debut – and I'd sat through everything else worth watching and a few things that really weren't – I decided to refresh my memory. I spent most of the film wondering whether the primary cast members, CEO Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder and would-be Singaporean Eduardo Saverin, music industry nemesis and entrepreneur Sean Parker, and pistachio-pushing rowers the Winklevoss twins had seen it, and how they compare in real life to the way they were portrayed on screen. Two things struck me about the film. Firstly, Justin Timberlake can probably get away with jheri curls again now he's a bit older and the world is crawling with hipsters…

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