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January 24, 2011

Sean Parker Calls ‘The Social Network’ A Work Of “Fiction”

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Sean Parker - Facebook "The Social Network" TalkNapster creator and Facebook co-founding President Sean Parker wants everyone to know that while he loves the movie The Social Network it’s a complete work of fiction.

At the DLD Conference 2011 in Munich, Parker told the audience that the movie is a “complete work of fiction.”

If you watch the video below Parker begins talking at 5:20 and says he loves the production value of the film, but that his character was portrayed in a false light:

“The part of the movie that frustrated me is actually the scene at the end where the character played by Justin Timberlake — who happens to have my name — basically writes a check to Eduardo – who I’m also, I consider Eduardo a friend of mine, and I’m one of the few people at Facebook who still interacts with Eduardo – and throws it in his face and has security escort him out of the building. And I mean, that’s just rude. This guy in the movie is a morally reprehensible human being.”

Here’s the video: read more

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September 23, 2010

Mark Zuckerberg Donates $100 Million To New Jersey Schools

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Mark ZuckerbergWhen Mark Zuckerberg founded Facebook he became the youngest self-made billionaire of all-time and now he’s given back with a $100 million donation to the Newark public school system.

Newarks Democratic Mayor Corey Booker helped secure the funds which will be officially announced alongside New Jersey governor Chris Christie this Friday on the Oprah Winfrey show. With the $100 million Booker expected to find matching funds, giving the school district $200 million in much needed money.

The money is expected to reverse state control of the school system, instead putting it back into the hands of Newark and more specifically under the country of Booker. Under his control Booker is expected to go against local teaching unions and expanded charter school and set new teacher appraisal standards. read more

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September 6, 2010

Social Networking Lured in by New Movie

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Catfish MovieThere’s been much (and much and much) ado about upcoming Facebook movie The Social Network, based on the book The Accidental Billionaires by Ben Mezrich, but relatively little buzz has descended upon another social media movie soon to debut: Catfish.

Catfish
is a documentary tale about a photographer, Nev Schulman, who is contacted by an eight year old girl, asking permission to paint one of his photographs. Her ensuing painting draws Nev into a Facebook relationship with her and her family – and, ultimately, a romance with the girl’s older sister. According to the synopsis by Universal Pictures, unsettling information about Nev’s love interest prompts him, his brother Ariel, and Henry Joost – the latter two both filmmakers – to take a road trip to uncover the truth. read more

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