The Facebook Effect: The Real Inside Story of Mark Zuckerberg and the World's Fastest-growing Company

Virgin Books, 2011 - 374页
How did a nineteen-year-old Harvard student create a company that has transformed the Internet and how did he grow it to its current enormous size? In half a decade, Facebook has gone from a dorm-room novelty to a company with 500 million users. It is one of the fastest growing companies in history, an essential part of the social life not only of teenagers but millions of adults worldwide. As Facebook spreads around the globe, it creates surprising effects--even becoming instrumental in political protests. Veteran technology reporter David Kirkpatrick had the full cooperation of Facebook's key executives in researching the history of the company and its impact on our lives. Kirkpatrick tells us how Facebook was created, why it has flourished, and where it is going next. He chronicles its successes and missteps, and gives readers the most complete assessment anywhere of founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg.--From publisher description.

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用户评价  - danoomistmatiste - LibraryThing

The fact the author was able to get extensive face time with the founder, early employees, investors and key executives would make this the definitive work on this web phenom. The story of how a dorm ... 阅读完整评价

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用户评价  - wareagle78 - LibraryThing

At the start the book seemed duplicative of many other accounts of the Facebook founding that I've read, and I considered not finishing. I'm happy that I did. The by-now iconic history morphs into ... 阅读完整评价

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作者简介 (2011)

David Kirkpatrick was for many years the senior editor for internet and technology at Fortune magazine. While at Fortune he wrote cover stories about Apple, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Sun, and numerous other technology subjects. More recently he organized the Techonomy conference on the centrality of technology innovation for all human activity. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and appears frequently on television, radio, and the Internet as an expert on technology. He lives in New York.