The story behind Facebook

 

Whether you hate it or love it, Facebook has become a part of our everyday lives. Ever wonder about the story behind the social-media empire?

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Illustration by Val B. Mina / The Sacramento Bee
 

By Juan Lopez

Whether you hate it or love it, Facebook has become a part of our everyday lives. Ever wonder about the story behind the social-media empire? You can’t see the film until October, but you can go to 500millionfriends.com and watch the mesmerizing trailer for The Social Network, about Facebook’s beginnings.

The movie centers on Mark Zuckerberg (played by Jesse Eisenberg), a Harvard undergrad who started Facebook from his dorm room in 2003. Watch Zuckerberg’s tumultuous rise from college kid to the youngest billionaire in history. Also be on the lookout for Justin Timberlake (so that’s where he’s been hiding). The trailer also features a great choir rendition of Radiohead’s Creep.

 

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