Sunday, October 03, 2010

Facebook Goes Big Screen

"The Social Network"
If you plan on buying a ticket to see the above titled film, you might want to check out a couple of books that relate to this big screen tale about how Mark Zuckerberg started an empire in his Harvard dorm room.

Ben Mezrich's The Accidental Billionaries is said to have provided a pinch of inspiration for the film, written by Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing) and directed by David Fincher (Fight Club). Watch for Rooney Mara's performance as Zuckerberg's girlfriend. You'll be seeing her again as Lisbeth Salander in Fincher's upcoming remake of the Swedish original, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.

David Kirkpatrick, a former senior editor for Fortune Magazine, offers up The Facebook Effect. No gossipy overlay here; just an interesting and useful business book about Facebook's role in the lives of over 500 million active users.