Not that 500 million+ Facebook friends aren't valid, but in America, an entity or a person really isn't on the national radar until they have serious TV or movie exposure. Heartland America doubted the existence of the Mafia until The Godfather. American Graffiti officially made the 50's nostalgia. Saturday Night Fever brought disco to flyover country.
Previous prognostications aside, the following is a lead-pipe cinch. Harvard applications will skyrocket. Formerly perceived as a staid, stuffy bastion of eggheads and trust-fund babies, Harvard's re-branding by The Social Network makes it sexier than the Playboy Mansion. Every high schooler seeing it will think, whoa... hot, easy chix plus billions upon graduation? Get me in!
From our stadium seat at the multiplex, it looked like Mark Zuckerberg shamelessly ripped off Facebook from the Winklevoss twins. Although he settled with them for $65 million, they stack up as paupers beside Zuckerberg's estimated net worth of 6.7 billion.
What do you think?