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FacebookYou may not know who Mark Zuckerberg is.

Even if you are not familiar with Zuckerberg, you do know about his creation – Facebook.

Launched in 2004 as an online version of a popular university publication highlighting students including photos and some profile information, Facebook quickly became a popular online destination for college students and eventually for over 500 million people worldwide.

I still remember sitting in my college dorm room in 2005 when a buddy came by and mentioned that our university was getting Facebook. I had no idea what he was talking about, but he seemed excited.

It turned out that students in our tiny university in Wisconsin were now allowed to create profiles on a website that allowed us to post updates and photos for our friends to see.

Facebook quickly gained popularity as a way for friends to stay connected while sharing seemingly every detail about themselves.

It’s been nearly six years since the moment I first learned about Facebook and we now get to see a glimpse (even if it’s partially fictionalized) into the making of Facebook.

The Social Network Movie

Director David Fincher (Seven, Fight Club) has brought the story of Facebook and its founder Mark Zuckerberg to the mainstream with his latest movie The Social Network.

The creators of the movie have been open with the public that the movie is loosely based on the truth if not mostly a fictionalized account of what actually happened. Even if most fictional, The Social Network is said to be a great movie about one of the biggest pop culture phenomenons of the past decade.

Moviegoers will get an inside look at the workings of a future mega-company including the friends and enemies creator Mark Zuckerberg has made over the last half decade.

Actor Jesse Eisenberg stars as Mark Zuckerberg and Justin Timberlake stars as the influential Sean Parker – founder of Napster and aid to Zuckerberg with Facebook.

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Mark Zuckerberg Sandals

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While the movie is sure to impress, I thought it interesting that the director Fincher decided to highlight one of the known quirks about Zuckerberg – his love for sandals.

Going back to the ’90s, it seems most young internet success stories have an affinity for casual clothing. Jeans, sweatshirts, and sandals have been commonplace in Silicon Valley for some time probably dating back to the ’70s and ’80s even as computers became popular.

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has been fond of sandals and sweats for many years. Two years ago Zuckerberg gave an interview to 60 Minutes complete with sweatshirt and sandals.

Zuckerberg hasn’t been the most popular figure in the world. He’s taking a backseat as far as being actively seeking the public’s attention even as the CEO of one of the most popular Websites in the world. With The Social Network now hitting theaters there is perhaps a better chance of Zuckerberg’s personal fashion interest spreading.

The Social Network Movie Sandals

Image courtesy of The Social Network

Adidas Sandals

Adidas Sandals have long been popular among adults and kids. They’re comfortable, easy to slip on and off, and perfect for sitting around the house, heading to the beach, or doing just about any other activity.

I remember these sandals being popular with athletes before and after playing their sport. The sandals allowed their feet to remain comfortable before and after working out in their basketball or football shoes. Swimmers also use the sandals since they provide traction while being somewhat waterproof.

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Also comes in women’s, boys, and girls:

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Are you going to see The Social Network?

I think the movie looks good and I certainly enjoy Facebook, but the story behind it seems mostly uninteresting as Mark explained himself in this recent interview with PBS:

Facebook’s Zuckerberg Lands in the Spotlight

The Social Network Trailer