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It was nice of Jesse Eisenberg to portray the life of Mark Zuckerberg. Many critics claim that he did a good job acting as the founder of Facebook. The movie, “The Social Network,” presented how the genius made Facebook a household name in the 21st century.
Facebook: Infringement Free? It was nice of Jesse Eisenberg to portray the life of Mark Zuckerberg. Many critics claim that he did a good job acting as the founder of Facebook. The movie, “The Social Network,” presented how the genius made Facebook a household name in the 21st century. The movie chronicles how Zuckerberg started in Facesmash after he was broken hearted (like when you were selling your phone). It later entangles a patent lawsuit because Zuckerberg stole Facebook’s concept from the twin brothers’ ideas, the Winklevosses. Who wouldn’t? With Facebook as one of the most profitable social networking sites in the world, having Facebook shares is harvesting money. Millions have Facebook accounts and Mark Zuckerberg certainly has many friends. But, it’s inevitable to get some enemies along the way. It was back when Mark Zuckerberg was in college in Harvard. After he was heartbroken, he created Facesmash to air out his emotions. He hacked Harvard’s cyber security to get faces of women and “smash” them by comparing who between the two was more beautiful. Zuckerberg was reprimanded by Harvard immediately. Facesmash became a hit. It created heavy traffic in just a short span of time. This made the twin brothers, the Winklevosses, decide to collaborate with Zuckerberg. Being rich people, they want him to make a social networking site for Harvard’s elite. They paid him in exchange for his services. However, as things went on, it was apparent that Zuckerberg did not honor the agreement. He created a social networking site similar to the twin brothers’ concept. So, as the Facebook started to grow its social network, the Winklevosses sued Zuckerberg for patent infringement. Zuckerberg claimed innocence, as expected. He defended that the concept came to him first with the help of his co-founder, Eduardo Saverin. They were inspired by Bill Gates to promote and expand Facesmash with only around $1000 to start up the site. The lawsuit continued. Eventually, both parties agreed to settle the lawsuit with the twin brothers bringing home $65 million dollars. That might be a small sum, like someone who sold cell phones for money, considering that Facebook is one of the richest companies in the world. Were the Winklevosses deterred from fulfilling their dream of creating a social networking site? With their athletic spirit, they said never. They invested some of their lawsuit winnings in their own networking site, SumZero. The networking site was like what they envisioned it to be. SumZero was somehow similar to Facebook but it was far from what Zuckerberg built. SumZero was an exclusive social networking site. It didn’t immediately allow “outside” people to join the club. The twin brothers made sure the site was a place where high-quality ideas were posted. With it as a reflection of their owners, SumZero would not be a household name like Facebook but it would certainly keep the elite intact. How about Facebook? It is dealing with privacy issues because it has been altering privacy controls to catch up with what people need. Trying to improve the system all over again, they have also changed all profiles into Timeline. That way, users can have cover photos to brag about. Avid Facebook users have even sold their smart phones just to catch up with the trend. Source: https://techinquirer.wordpress.com/2012/09/18/how-to-order-the-new-iphone-5/
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