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Facebook movie spawns mock trailers for fake movies about Twitter, YouTube

August 12, 2010 |  6:37 pm

How does Silicon Valley laugh off Hollywood’s upcoming film on Facebook? With mock trailers for fake movies only slightly less factual than “The Social Network.”

YouTube.com was the first in the spotlight. The latest send-up is “Twitter Movie Trailer,” above, based not even remotely on the true-life adventures of Twitter co-founders Jack Dorsey, Evan Williams and Biz Stone.

The video opens with such epic tweets as “my hair is sad today” and “my computer is being a fart butt right now.” Then it traces the origins of Twitter: "I need to create a way to blog that is as random and incoherent as writing on a bathroom wall.” Then all hilarity breaks loose. (After watching the clip, Stone tweeted: "HASHTAGS!")

Protests the earnest, mop-haired actor who plays Williams: "If Twitter was as useless and boring as they say, then someone would have tweeted it."

I did. And the line even fits in 140 characters. Credit goes to the funny folks at Next New Network’s Barely Digital group.

-- Jessica Guynn

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