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The Weekly turned to Facebook to take the public’s temperature on David Fincher’s new film, The Social Network.
38,279 have “liked” The Social Network’s Facebook page, which sounds like a lot until you notice that 783,045 people “like” Mark Zuckerberg. Advantage: Zuckerberg.
We learned on Facebook that a free, five-song sampler of The Social Network’s soundtrack—scored by Trent Reznor and frequent Nine Inch Nails producer Atticus Ross—can be downloaded at nullco.com/TSN.
Facebook post: “So last weekend after like 8 reviews, The Social Network was at 100% [on Rotten Tomatoes] and I was like ‘Oh cool, maybe it’ll be good.’ So I check again and after 49 reviews it’s STILL at 100% and I’m all like WTF.”
The real question: Will Mark Zuckerberg see The Social Network? The query was posted on Facebook, and staff engineer Steven Grimm chimed in: “If I were him I’d wait for it on DVD. I wouldn’t want to sit in a theater with a bunch of strangers watching a two-hour-long character assassination of myself, pretending not to notice them staring at me trying to figure out if I’m really the jerk they’re watching on the screen.”