Aaron Sorkin, the wunderkind Hollywood scriptwriter who was responsible for the first four seasons of the TV smash hit The West Wing (and a slate of successful feature films, including A Few Good Men and Malice) has been commissioned to write a script about how Facebook was invented. As Alice Fishburn dryly notes, Facebook is now "a phenomenon even bigger than the White House."
Aaron Sorkin – as seen on his Facebook page
However it seems that familiarity with the subject was not a requirement for Sorkin getting the job. The Hollywood luminary got his researcher to get up a Facebook page so that Sorkin can "find out what Facebook is." His researcher had to do this for him because, as Sorkin admits/boasts, his Grandmother – who has been dead for 33 years – knows more about the Internet than he does . . .
On his page he appeals for help from Facebook users:
I honestly don’t know how this works, which is why I’m here. If anyone has any questions I’d be happy to answer them as best I can. If anyone has any comments I’m glad to listen. And if anyone has any Facebook stories I think they might be helpful
Can this be for real? Or is it just a publicity scam that uses Facebook and Facebook users to market a film about Facebook? I’m looking at the page now and it has already generated 38 topics and has 262 questions posted for Aaron to answer. Hey, I thought he was asking the questions?