Is 'The Social Network' the Great Equalizer? Facebook Effect Movie Draws Techies and Non-Techies on Opening Weekend

Monday, October 04, 2010

New York Tech Meetup watches The Social Network on opening night New York Tech Meetup watches The Social Network on opening night (Stephen Nessen/WNYC)

The big movie over the weekend was David Fincher's "Social Network," AKA "The Facebook Movie." And while its filmmakers took liberties with the facts to build a broad appeal, the story of Mark Zuckerberg's brainchild still resonates with tech entrepreneurs, as well as the mainstream audience that spent $23 million in the film's opening weekend. Takeaway digital editor Jim Colgan followed 300 such techies, who rented out their own movie theater in Midtown Manhattan, to find out why.

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