This past weekend, the Facebook movie (aka. “The Social Network”) premiered in US theaters, racking up a cool $22 million at the box office. Even before the film launched, This Week in Google discussed the film’s “anti-geek” tone and Jeff Jarvis slammed it in his review. Copyright reform advocate Lawrence Lessig also critiqued the film on a number of counts. Before all this controversy, The New Yorker wrote a long and revealing piece about “the real” Mark Zuckerberg, contrasting him with Aaron Sorkin’s character in the movie. Over the weekend Kevin, Kiki, and I all watched the film, and we had a few rebuttals to make on its behalf, partially inspired by webcomic author and blogger Tom Brazelton. Have a listen!
This Week’s Post-show Song Pimpage: “Baby, You’re a Rich Man” by The Beatles