For years, Mixi has been the social media site of choice in Japan. But new reports suggest that Facebook could overtake Mixi by the end of the year, thanks to The Social Network and a model that promotes more sharing of information.
Aaron Greenspan, Mark Zuckerberg’s Harvard classmate who previously claimed that he came up with the original idea for Facebook, is back in court, but this time his target is Columbia Pictures. Greenspan filed a lawsuit against The Social Network film studio, claiming defamation by omission, but his case was dismissed. Apparently, he appealed to the First Circuit recently, according to law blog Above the Law.
Already well known, Mark Zuckerberg is about to become a cultural icon, thanks to the upcoming movie The Social Network. The movie, which is set to be released on October 1st, has received its first review and the response was as positive as it could possibly get. While Facebook is keeping mum about the movie, for the most part, it appears as though the sensationalized history of Facebook could become one of the biggest movies of the year. Yikes!
We all have skeletons in our closet, but we don’t typically expect those skeletons to emerge and make millions of dollars for other people. It can be a scary situation to face, and if you’ve spent a considerable amount of time building a reputation around a pristine image, then compromising that image isn’t really an option.
That’s part of Valleywag‘s conjectured reasoning for Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg having finally made some sort of amends with Eduardo Saverin. A fellow classmate at Harverd, Saverin has had an ongoing feud with Zuckerberg, maintaining that he’s a co-founder of Facebook and deserved some recognition. Now that Ben Mezrich, best-selling author of “Bringing Down the House,” is working on a book detailing the ugly side of Facebook’s beginnings, perhaps Zuckerberg is hoping that settling the score with Saverin will minimalize the amount of material he could have otherwise provided for Mezrich’s upcoming book.