The Social Network


SYNOPSIS: Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg creates the social networking site that would become known as Facebook, but is later sued by two brothers who claimed he stole their idea, and the cofounder who was later squeezed out of the business. (Source:

Story Dynamics

8 of the 12 essential questions

Main Character Resolve: Change
Main Character Growth: Stop
Main Character Approach: Be-er
Main Character Mental Sex: Female
Story Driver: Decision
Story Limit: Optionlock
Story Outcome: Success
Story Judgment: Bad

Overall Story Throughline

Getting Credit for Founding Facebook

Overall Story Throughline: Psychology
Overall Story Concern: Conceiving
Overall Story Issue: Expediency vs. Need
Overall Story Problem: Production
Overall Story Solution: Reduction
Overall Story Symptom: Protection
Overall Story Response: Inaction
Overall Story Catalyst: Need
Overall Story Inhibitor: Analysis
Overall Story Benchmark: Becoming
Overall Story Signpost 1: Conceiving
Overall Story Signpost 2: Conceptualizing
Overall Story Signpost 3: Being
Overall Story Signpost 4: Becoming

Main Character Throughline

Mark Zuckerberg

Main Character Throughline: Mind
Main Character Concern: Conscious
Main Character Issue: Doubt vs. Investigation
Main Character Problem: Production
Main Character Solution: Reduction
Main Character Symptom: Reevaluation
Main Character Response: Evaluation
Main Character Unique Ability: Appraisal
Main Character Critical Flaw: Repulsion
Main Character Benchmark: Subconscious
Main Character Signpost 1: Memory
Main Character Signpost 2: Preconscious
Main Character Signpost 3: Subconscious
Main Character Signpost 4: Conscious

Influence Character Throughline

Eduardo Sevarin

Influence Character Throughline: Universe
Influence Character Concern: Present
Influence Character Issue: Attempt vs. Work
Influence Character Problem: Reevaluation
Influence Character Solution: Evaluation
Influence Character Symptom: Protection
Influence Character Response: Inaction
Influence Character Unique Ability: Attraction
Influence Character Critical Flaw: Reappraisal
Influence Character Benchmark: Future
Influence Character Signpost 1: Present
Influence Character Signpost 2: Progress
Influence Character Signpost 3: Future
Influence Character Signpost 4: Past

Relationship Story Throughline

College Friends

Relationship Story Throughline: Physics
Relationship Story Concern: Learning
Relationship Story Issue: Analysis vs. Strategy
Relationship Story Problem: Reaction
Relationship Story Solution: Proaction
Relationship Story Symptom: Protection
Relationship Story Response: Inaction
Relationship Story Catalyst: Strategy
Relationship Story Inhibitor: Expediency
Relationship Story Benchmark: Obtaining
Relationship Story Signpost 1: Understanding
Relationship Story Signpost 2: Doing
Relationship Story Signpost 3: Obtaining
Relationship Story Signpost 4: Learning

Addditional Story Points

Key Structural Appreciations

Overall Story Goal: Conceiving
Overall Story Consequence: Learning
Overall Story Cost: Present
Overall Story Dividend: Conscious
Overall Story Requirements: Becoming
Overall Story Prerequisites: Obtaining
Overall Story Preconditions: Future
Overall Story Forewarnings: Subconscious

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