Sadly, the film got lost amid The Social Network hysteria, failing to scare up much of an audience.
People would use the original social network—friends, family, neighbors—to find out about jobs or scare up business.
1590s, alteration of Middle English skerren (c.1200), from Old Norse skirra "to frighten; to shrink from, shun; to prevent, avert," related to skjarr "timid, shy, afraid of," of unknown origin. In Scottish also skair, skar, and in dialectal English skeer, skear, which seems to preserve the older pronunciation. To scare up "procure, obtain" is first recorded 1846, American English, from notion of rousing game from cover. Related: Scared; scaring.
"something that frightens; sudden panic, sudden terror inspired by a trifling cause, false alarm," 1520s, alteration of Middle English sker "fear, dread" (c.1400), from scare (v.). Scare tactic attested from 1948.
To find and produce; rustle: was among the goodies scared up at a flea market
[1853+; fr the rising or starting of wildlife, which sense is found by 1846]