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Topical because of the movie “The Social Network” maybe, but lots on history of social networking surfacing at the moment.

First, and I missed it yesterday, but it’s coming soon on iPlayer… A Radio 4 series on “The Secret History of Social Networks“.

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Next up, another infographic from the onlineschools.org collection – this time on the History of Social Networking – which is trending high on Mashable.

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And, finally, the movie itself… A superb, deep, explorative look at the story behind one of the biggest changes in our lives.

Which makes you think… Not least how great Aaron Sorkin is. Download the entire screenplay here and enjoy some of the best writing out there.

MARK

‘Cause theFacebook is cool. If we start

installing pop-ups for Mountain Dew it’s

not gonna–

EDUARDO

Well I wasn’t thinking Mountain Dew but

at some point–and I’m talking as the

business end of the company–the site–

MARK

We don’t even know what it is yet. We

don’t know what it is, we don’t know what

it can be, we don’t know what it will be.

We know that it’s cool, that is a

priceless asset I’m not giving it up.

EDUARDO

When will it be finished?

MARK

It won’t be finished, that’s the point.

The way fashion’s never finished.

EDUARDO

What?

69.

MARK

Fashion. Fashion is never finished.

EDUARDO

You’re talking about fashion? Really?

You?

MARK

I’m talking about the idea of it and I’m

saying it’s never finished.