New TV Series About ‘Twitter’ In the Works, But Can it Really Out-Do FaceBook?


*Ooo, here’s our chance to see “Who’s bad!” between two of the most powerful social media service sites around: Twitter and Facebook.

Lionsgate TV has decided to bring a behind-the-scenes-reveal about the making of Twitter (‘Hatching Twitter’) to the small screen as a TV series. Twitter has taken social media by storm, there’s no doubt about that. According to eBizMBA Rank, which is a constantly updated average of each website’s Alexa Global Traffic Rank, and U.S. Traffic Rank from both Compete and Quantcast, the social media service has an estimated 250,000,000 unique monthly visitors. But has it toppled Facebook? And how, you may wonder, will this movie differ from the Oscar-tipped film, “The Social Network,” about the emergence of the powerful Facebook service? Lionsgate was waiting for that question.In November the book, “Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal,” was published and quickly became a bestseller, and now, though Twitter has become most popular for teens, Facebook, according to numbers documented by eBizMBA Rank on Dec 1, still reigns supreme with an estimated 800,000,000 unique monthly visitors.


According to a statement by Lionsgate, the book, which was written by New York Times columnist and reporter Nick Bilton, “presents a fascinating behind-the-scenes account of the creation of the social media service by four friends and its evolution into a juggernaut that changed the world.” It continues, “Bilton sheds light on the relationships, battles, power grabs and betrayals along the way in one of the most talked-about books of the year.”

Nevertheless, Lionsgate TV qualifies its stance about the difference between this movie and that other social media film this way:

‘Hatching Twitter’ will go behind the scenes of a groundbreaking Silicon Valley company in a way that’s never been captured before on television,” Shearmur noted. “‘The Social Network’ was a perfect film, and this series will be different, providing a longer view of the work life changes, gamesmanship and personal sacrifices made by a group of individuals who are building a company that will change the way that people communicate.”



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