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Facebook Founder Says The Social Network ‘Emphasizes Things That Didn’t Matter’

Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz (pictured) is played by actor Joseph Mazzello in the upcoming David Fincher film The Social Network, and he’s the first of the website’s founders to react to the trailer. On the website Quora, Moskovitz told interested parties:

It is interesting to see my past rewritten in a way that emphasizes things that didn’t matter and leaves out things that really did. Other than that, it’s just cool to see a dramatization of history. A lot of exciting things happened in 2004, but mostly we just worked a lot and stressed out about things; the version in the trailer seems a lot more exciting, so I’m just going to choose to remember that we drank ourselves silly and had a lot of sex with coeds. I’m very curious to see how Mark turns out in the end — the plot of the book/script unabashedly attack him, but I actually felt like a lot of his positive qualities come out truthfully in the trailer (soundtrack aside).”

He has a point: As dramatizations go, depictions of one’s years as drunker and more sex-fueled than they really were is not so bad. And even though Zuckerberg was probably too busy drinking and having sex to remember that whole bender accurately, many on Quora have asked the face of Facebook for his thoughts on the film, too, but he has yet to comment.

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Facebook Founder Says The Social Network ‘Emphasizes Things That Didn’t Matter’