I remember Shayna and Joanna talking about Facebook when they were in college, back when you had to have a college email address to sign up for it. Never occurred to me that somebody would make a movie about the founding of it someday. But then, a lot of things never occur to me.
Anyway, THE SOCIAL NETWORK has been widely praised, and you don’t need me to tell you that. Yes, it’s very well-written, well-directed, and well-acted, and it’s surprisingly compelling given its subject matter. I enjoyed it and don’t hesitate to recommend it. But there was still a little voice in the back of my head whispering, “It’s a whole movie . . . about Facebook.” I think I’m just too old to really get it. Watch the movie, though. It’s pretty entertaining.
Dream of the Iron Dragon, by Robert Kroese
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