The Plot: In its heyday, there was one name synonymous with social networking: MySpace. Reportedly developed in the space of a week to compete head-on with Friendster, company president Tom Anderson quickly became the man with more than 100 million friends. After its acquisition by News Corp., MySpace ultimately hit a value of $12 billion and was the darling of the entertainment world, a magical place where regular folks could interact with musicians, actors, and everyone else. But not for long: Bungling by management, MySpace’s lost tech team, and Facebook’s rise all conspired to kill MySpace by 2010, turning what remained into a pop culture joke.
The Title: How to Lose 100 Million Friends
The Hook: It’s a wacky comedy featuring out-of-touch management and one blunder after the next—sort of an Office Space, without the red Swingline stapler.