Nice try, Zuck, but no cigar. Mark Zuckerberg explains the thematic thing the Social Network “got wrong” about him in the video clip below. Basically it says that Hollywood doesn’t understand that in Silicon Valley they like building things because they like building things. It’s the “because it’s there” concept. So, okay, fine. He’s uncomfortable with the portrait of him as a nerd who wanted to impress girls and/or have friends so he build TheFacebook in order to have those things. But here’s a newsflash for Mr. Zuckerberg: it wasn’t about you.
As someone who dwells in both the Hollywood world and the tech world I can say that they are more similar than they are different. No, Aaron Sorkin is not someone who adequately appreciates technology; but David Fincher is. And somewhere between them they made one of the best, if not the best, film of 2010.
If you’re interested in my thoughts on this, you can read them after the cut. But for now, you can check out Zuck (who is, despite all evidence to the contrary, kind of a hottie).