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Is Mark Zuckerberg An Evil Genius?


Is Mark Zuckerberg an evil genius? No way.. he is a geek, a nerd, a Harvard grad who had the billion dollar idea, smarts and passion to make it work. Got this from the New York Times Opinion section.

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/10/05/zuckerberg-non-evil-non-genius/

This is a great article about Mark Zuckerberg-who thanks to Hollywood everyone is talking about even more these days.
I have been fascinated by this young man since I heard about how Facebook started a couple years ago and have read many articles about him because he is like the J. K. Rowling of the internet...fucking brilliant idea-why didn't I think of that? Is what many people are scratching their heads wondering.

Like this article suggests, who knows exactly why it happened? Just like Bill Gates and some others that have been called innovators, some people are just smarter and their ideas work.

Here is the thing. In the film the character of Mark made a statement about chairs, and if one person comes up with a great chair, will the inventor of the chair sue him? No, of course not. But I know what you are thinking, this is different, it is an intellectual property, so he is liable.
I don't think so.

Wait-don't get upset-just listen, and before you get too upset, he paid those rowing blokes 65 million dollars. I don't think either of them was actually smart enough to do what Mark did, so whatever, they are rich. (I can only hope someone steals an idea of mine and pays me 65 million dollars for it-a girl can dream right? Steal away, pay up!!)

Okay, so I was at a writing panel last year and the writers for The Hangover were there and they openly admitted that they saw another film with the same premise and then they wrote The Hangover and made it better. This is what people do. I have heard tons of times from other established writers that if they gave everyone in the room the same idea, some of the scripts would be brilliant and some of them wouldn't. That is just the way it is.

Mark Zuckerberg already had been innovated enough to do the Facemash site, and tons of other shit-seriously read up on him...and he knew about MySpace and Friendster, so it isn't actually like the idea for 'The Facebook' was new anyhow.

I don't know the truth, only Mark does. I don't know him, and I don't really care what happened. At the end of the day I respect him, and I believe that he will be studied for years to come in business schools around the world. I love Facebook and it has changed my life in many ways, so am I happy that he did what he did? Absolutely!!

I don't think he is evil and I don't think Sorkin was saying he was in the film. I am not sure if people are seeing the same film as I did. I think it was just what happened and the rest is up to interpretation.

As far as the film, The Social Network goes. It is a great film, but there is this: "The film is based on Ben Mezrich's book "Accidental Billionaires," which Facebook founder, CEO and lead character of the film Mark Zuckerberg openly opposes as an untrue retelling of the company's origin. "
(Quote from this story~ http://www.indianastatesman.com/a-e/student-critic-likes-the-social-network-1.1667208)

Of course this was going to be the case, but when you are like the second richest man in America, does it really matter?

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