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At the age of 102 years, Ivy Bean of Bradford, England joined Facebook at age 108 years, making it one of the oldest people registered on Facebook. As an inspiration to the residents of the nursing home where he lives, he is widely known and several fan pages were made in her honor. He met Prime Minister Gordon Brown and his wife, Sarah, in Downing Street early in 2010.

Some time after creating her Facebook page, Bean joined Twitter when he reaches the limit specified number of Facebook friends. He became the oldest person to use Twitter. At his death in July 2010, it has 4962 friends on Facebook and over 56,000 followers on Twitter. His death was widely reported in the media and she received tributes from several well-known media personalities.

"FriendFace", December 2008 episode of the British sitcom, The IT Crowd, parodied Facebook and social networking sites in general.

American author Ben Mezrich published a book in July 2009 about Mark Zuckerberg and the founding of Facebook, titled The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook, A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius, and Betrayal. In response to the Everybody Draw Mohammed Day controversy and the banning of Facebook in Pakistan, the Islamic version of the Facebook site was created and named MillatFacebook.

"You Have 0 Friends", an episode in April 2010 from the U.S. animated comedy series, South Park, parodied Facebook. The Social Network, a drama film directed by David Fincher about the founding of Facebook was released on October 1, 2010.

The film featured an ensemble players consisting of Jesse Eisenberg as Mark Zuckerberg, Andrew Garfield as Eduardo Saverin, Justin Timberlake as Sean Parker, and Armie Hammer as Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss. The film was written by Aaron Sorkin and adapted from Ben Mezrich's book in 2009, and distributed by Columbia Pictures. No staff members of Facebook, including Zuckerberg, were involved in this project. However, one of the co-founders of Facebook, Eduardo Saverin, is a resource for Mezrich book. Mark Zuckerberg said that The Social Network is inaccurate.

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