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Jesse Eisenberg's Website Successful Because of Facebook

February 05, 2011 03:57:09 GMT

The 'Social Network' actor admits his One Up Me game only became popular when it was incorporated into Facebook.


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"The Social Network" star Jesse Eisenberg has another reason to thank internet mogul Mark Zuckerberg - Facebook.com has boosted the popularity of the actor's own wordplay website. The 27-year-old actor is the toast of Hollywood for playing computer wizard Zuckerberg in the hit film, a role which has won him his first Academy Award nomination.

But Eisenberg has another link to the social networking phenomenon - Facebook now hosts the online analogies site he started up three years ago. And the actor admits his One Up Me game only became popular when it was incorporated into Facebook so users could play their friends on the site.

He explains, "It's the final nail in the irony coffin. It's finally successful because of Facebook. In the same way I'm in a popular movie because of Facebook." One Up Me is now run by Eisenberg's cousin, a Facebook employee.


 




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posted by ZachM on Feb 08, 2011
The site is successful because of the unnamed cousin (Eric Fisher), who is a really nice and talented guy. Jesse came up with the idea and contributes the starter prompts but as far any of us are aware, he doesn't participate in the game.

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