30 March 2011 - 11:55am | posted by | 13 comments

Now Facebook makes its own film and Mr Zuckerberg is the star

Now Facebook makes its own film and Mr Zuckerberg is the starNow Facebook makes its own film and Mr Zuckerberg is the star

Once he was thought to be shy but last week he faced an audience of 10,000 and this week's he's starring in his own Facebook movie. There's no stopping Mark!

First Zuckerberg himself faces the camera to say, "Facebook is a very open company. If you think about what we do, we're trying to do give all the people who use our products the ability to share things with their friends and their family."

Then the movie rolls out two employees, an engineer named Pedram Keyani, in T-shirt , riding a skateboard through the company's offices, and a marketing staff member named Erin Kanaley.

We see Pedram lining up a "hack-a-thon," a regular Facebook event where  engineers aim to devise a new product in one 24-hour marathon. Founder Zuckerberg is convinced all the best ideas are simple and can be done quickly. The "like" button, for example, came out of a hack-a-thon, AdAge magazine points out.

Facebook flew some members to Palo Alto to talk to staff  about how Facebook has changed their lives. This part was organised by Erin. One woman, Holly Rose, told how she got an alert on Facebook to do a self breast exam,  found a lump and was treated for breast cancer. "Facebook saved my life," she says in the film. There is no word as to when the short film may be seen in the UK. MTV UK had not responded to our question as of 5 p.m.

AdAge which carried a lengthy critique  of the film was not overly impressed. Edmund Lee wrote, "At best, MTV's Diary is a gloss, a 21-minute company brochure examining a few very narrow nodes of life inside Facebook."  

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Anonymous (not verified)
30 Mar 2011 - 12:53
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Holly Rose, reveals how, after she got an alert on Facebook to do a self breast exam, she found a lump and was then treated for- and survived - breast cancer. "Facebook saved my life," she says to a packed theatre of staff members...

who immediately stood up clapped, whooped and hollered.

f****** hell was Holly really so thick that she hadn't thought about a self examination before the alert.

Holly also tells of how she had a "miracle baby" thanks to Facebook, after posting concerns about her sudden unexplained weight gain over 9 months and receiving an alert telling her to have a pregnancy test.

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Anonymous (not verified)
30 Mar 2011 - 13:17
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"who immediately stood up clapped, whooped and hollered."

All Americans are they same aren't they!? Just like the British, every single one is the same!

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Anonymous (not verified)
30 Mar 2011 - 13:33
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To Anon 13:17

I'll eat a McDonalds if the Clapping, Whooping and Hollering doesn't happen.

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Anonymous (not verified)
30 Mar 2011 - 13:35
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To Anon 13:17

I presume you can read, as it does state in the text that it is only the packed theatre of staff members who whoop and holler not all of America... dumb ass!

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Anonymous (not verified)
30 Mar 2011 - 13:38
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To Anon 13:17 again

Being American, are you happy about how stupid Holly appears to be? She had to be TOLD to examine herself.... WOW!

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Anonymous (not verified)
30 Mar 2011 - 13:44
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To Anon 13:17... me again

Looks like I won't have to suffer that trip to InstaPork after all eh!

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Anonymous (not verified)
30 Mar 2011 - 13:48
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Is Erin's surname Connolly perhaps!

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Anonymous (not verified)
30 Mar 2011 - 13:59
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Hello Anon 13:17 are you there! or are you the victim of friendly fire.

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Anonymous (not verified)
30 Mar 2011 - 16:08
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Oh how they whinged... Ohhhh how they complained. Then they had a tea and all was O.K. And then it was time for a little nap.

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Anonymous (not verified)
30 Mar 2011 - 16:21
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I see your nap lasted 2 hours and 51 mins

Jack Ass

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Anonymous (not verified)
30 Mar 2011 - 16:44
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Oh how they whinged... Ohhhh how they complained. Then they had a tea and all was O.K. And then it was time for a little nap.

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Anonymous (not verified)
30 Mar 2011 - 18:44
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Looks like a pretty cool place to work. Bet the banter is awesome.

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Anonymous (not verified)
30 Mar 2011 - 23:16
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So it's a glorified call centre?

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