Facebook Movies—The Social Network and Catfish

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There’s a lot of talk right now about The Social Network movie, which hits theaters October 1st. I’ll probably see it, but I suspect that many will have the same experience they did after watching Hackers. They found out that hacking isn’t a bunch of cool floating numbers or bright lights, and most hackers don’t look like models. Although they do have cool names like Zero Cool, Acid Burn and Cereal Killer.

Social networking isn’t as exciting or dramatic as Hollywood would like you to believe. Is it a great tool? Sure. And we should know, it’s what we do—just check out Oneupweb’s social networking services. Even outside of work, I’m a huge Facebook fan. In fact, my wife laughs at me every time I’m on Facebook. She thinks I have some kind of addiction or something. But just so everyone knows, I can quit anytime I want!

So anyway, today I thought I would introduce our readers to a new film that looks more real-life and less Hollywood than “The Social Network”.

It’s hard to say whether or not this documentary is real, but man does it look intriguing! Although I’m not sure I agree with the implication that people from Michigan are creepy, I do agree that you never know who’s on the other end of your social network.

What do you think about these movies? Are you going to see either?  Let us know in the comments below.

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Taylor Holloran, Account Manager I joined Oneupweb after spending five years as an editor and project manager for an electronic publishing company in Traverse City. Before moving to northern Michigan, I worked on the ground for several international aid organizations, supporting development and conservation projects in Argentina, the Philippines and Cambodia. My experience working with...

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