In a Nutshell:
Facebook is born and some people are upset.
You don't get to 500 million friends without making a few enemies
Mark Zuckerberg: 'You know, you really don't need a forensics team to get to the bottom of this. If you guys were the inventors of Facebook, you'd have invented Facebook.'
Sean Parker: 'You don't even know what the thing is yet. How big it can get, how far it can go. This is no time to take your chips down. A million dollars isn't cool, you know what's cool? A billion dollars.'
Sean Parker: 'Drop the "The." Just "Facebook." It's cleaner.'
In 2003, Mark Zuckerberg, after being broken up with by Erica Albright, has the idea to make a website rating the attractiveness of undergraduate women of Harvard University. Out of this idea comes FaceMash.com.
The popularity of FaceMash causes the Harvard network to crash, and as a result Mark is put on six months of academic probation and is despised by most of the female students at Harvard.
However, because of the popularity of FaceMash, Mark is brought to the attention of identical twins Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss and their partner, Divya Narender. The Winklevoss’ give Mark a job as the programmer of their new website, Harvard Connection.
Mark approaches his best friend Eduardo Saverin with the idea of “TheFacebook”. TheFacebook would be a site, exclusive to Harvard students, where personal and social information could be shared safely. Eduardo likes the idea, and invests a thousand dollars to get the site running.
After completing the site, Mark and Eduardo send links for it to the prominent Phoenix S-K final club. The site eventually makes its way to the Winklevoss’ and Narender. Feeling that Mark stole their idea, Cameron and Divya want to sue Mark.
Meanwhile, through Eduardo’s girlfriend, the guys meet with Napster co-founder Sean Parker. No deals are signed at the meeting, but Parker suggests that the guys drop the “The” and just call the site “facebook”.
Throughout the film, Mark is seen discussing two separate law suits: one filed by the Winklevoss twins, and the other by Eduardo.
Written by: Tanner Gibson