Tech tAUk October 9, 2010 — Facebook Movie Edition

You know that Facebook has become a defining part of our generation when a movie has been made about it. And so on this episode of Tech tAUk, we went out to the Regal Cinemas in Bethesda to watch “The Social Network” and discuss how it presented the growth of Facebook and how Mark Zuckerberg became the youngest billionaire ever.

We start by sitting outside of the theater discussing the movie and our own thoughts on how Facebook became such a big part of our lives as students. Then, in lieu of filming ourselves inside the theater (which we thought wouldn’t be such a good idea), we jump to some pre-taped segments from our studio, during which Josh discusses some of the many ways that Facebook has affected our society and culture, and Douglas compares Facebook to Twitter by looking at the different approaches that both services take towards social connections.

Finally, we return back to Bethesda where Douglas and Josh review “The Social Network” and reflect on some of the more interesting scenes depicted in the movie. We then close out the show with our Viral Video of the Week: The Video Website, a parody of the trailer for “The Social Network” based on YouTube.

Note: Unfortunately this YouTube video is missing the fifth segment of this episode.

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About Douglas Bell

I live in Washington, D.C., and work as a Broadcast Technician at WAMU 88.5 FM, the local NPR affiliate in the Washington metro area. My primary shift is to engineer the local feed of NPR’s Morning Edition, including local news and weather, long-form features and station breaks… and yes, the shift starts at 5 am, so I’ve got the whole quasi-nocturnal thing going on. I am also the Coordinating Producer for Ken Rudin’s Political Junkie, an independently-produced podcast and public radio program. Extracurricularly, I play cello, and participate in a church choir and a handbell choir. I enjoy discovering new places, and am constantly searching for the perfect cheeseburger. I am also known as a frequent teller of puns.