Top 16 The Social Network Movie Facts

Following is our collection of The Social Network facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of The Social Network film message.

In 'The Social Network' (2010) the program Zuckerberg is using to write his journal post highlights "facebook" as a spelling mistake because the movie is set before the program exists

Eduardo grabs a beer for both him and Mark. Mark doesn't notice he got them and only grabs ones for himself. A nice subtlety toward the nature of their characters.
Eduardo grabs a beer for both him and Mark. Mark doesn't notice he got them and only grabs ones for himself. A nice subtlety toward the nature of their characters.

The Social Network Trivia

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  1. A character mentions how Harvard has "Nobel laureates, future Olympians, and a movie star." He doesn't say who it is onscreen, but he is referencing Natalie Portman who attended Harvard in 2003 when the movie takes place.

  2. Andrew Garfield accidentally writes the exponentiation in the the Elo rating equations as a multiplication, meaning that their FaceMash website for comparing women would not have worked.

The Social Network Easter Eggs

Hidden objects, characters, easter eggs, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • Mark is logged in under the alias Tyler Durden - referencing "Fight Club", also a Fincher movie.

  • 1 - We can see a reference to the directors earlier movie; Fight Club (1999).When Mark Zuckerberg is on thefacebook the name "Tyler Durden" can be seen on top of the page. Both movies were directed by David Finch.
    We can see a reference to the directors earlier movie; Fight Club (1999).When Mark Zuckerberg is on thefacebook the name "Tyler Durden" can be seen on top of the page. Both movies were directed by David Finch.
  • The fake Facebook profile that Mark created to cheat on his final exam is under the alias "Tyler Durden," which references Fight Club(1999)

The Social Network Hidden Details

1 - During the scene in which Mark Zuckerberg hacks the Harvard servers, he refers to and types out "facebook," and his computer underlines it as an unknown or misspelled word. It also doesn't autocorrect to capitalize it.
During the scene in which Mark Zuckerberg hacks the Harvard servers, he refers to and types out "facebook," and his computer underlines it as an unknown or misspelled word. It also doesn't autocorrect to capitalize it.
1 - Mark wears a shirt with the Arm & Hammer logo on it. Armie Hammer plays the Winklevoss twins in the film.
Mark wears a shirt with the Arm & Hammer logo on it. Armie Hammer plays the Winklevoss twins in the film.

Erica Albright says "you would do that for me?" in a sarcastic and condescending tone. Later, Mark says the same thing to the Winklevoss twins when they said they could help "clear his name".

Scene where Mark comes home to see Eduardo waiting outside his dorm, Eduardo says "We were supposed to meet at 9". A similar message is seen very briefly on the whiteboard of Mark's door, written by Eduardo.

The score that plays during the invention of the relationship status is close to Blur's "Girls and Boys"

Dreadlock Holiday by 10cc plays during the "Caribbean" party scene, a song by white guys notorious for being problematic. This highlights the inauthenticity of the frat party.

1 - When mark calls Eduardo outside, Ed says its 20 degrees outside, which is likely the exact temperature and not just a random cold temperature, because mark earlier mentioned that Eduardo liked meteorology, and made 300k betting on oil futures with his knowledge of it.
When mark calls Eduardo outside, Ed says its 20 degrees outside, which is likely the exact temperature and not just a random cold temperature, because mark earlier mentioned that Eduardo liked meteorology, and made 300k betting on oil futures with his knowledge of it.
1 - Mark is seen in an Ardsley T shirt from his high school showing he has no money right before the meeting with Peter Thiel who gives him an angel investment which suggests why Mark agrees to do what he does to Eduardo.
Mark is seen in an Ardsley T shirt from his high school showing he has no money right before the meeting with Peter Thiel who gives him an angel investment which suggests why Mark agrees to do what he does to Eduardo.
The Social Network poster
The Social Network poster

The Social Network Plot

As Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg creates the social networking site that would become known as Facebook, he is sued by the twins who claimed he stole their idea, and by the co-founder who was later squeezed out of the business.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of The Social Network. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Biography, Drama
Director David Fincher
Stars Jesse Eisenberg, Rooney Mara, Bryan Barter, Dustin Fitzsimons
IMDB score 7.7