The Social Network is not the feel-good movie of the year—certainly not for Mark Zuckerberg, or for the dozens of exceptionally talented men and women who created Facebook. They were, and are, brilliant, hardworking and imaginative people who managed to survive the uniquely fraught early moments of an online start-up. It was a swirl alright, but not the way the film would have you think.
Whether you’re a potential investor in Facebook’s rumored $60 billion IPO, one of the site’s 500 million members, or just a movie buff, filmmaker Aaron Sorkin’s biting biopic of Mark Zuckerberg will likely be a must-see. To prep you for the film, here’s a crib sheet of our latest Facebook coverage.