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The Facebook effect : the inside story of the company that is connecting the world

Author: David Kirkpatrick
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover edView all editions and formats
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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Mark Zuckerberg; Mark Zuckerberg; Mark Zuckerberg
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Kirkpatrick
ISBN: 9781439102114 1439102112 9781439102121 1439102120 9781439109809 143910980X
OCLC Number: 464593313
Description: 372 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Prologue: the Facebook effect --
The beginning --
Palo Alto --
Social networking and the Internet --
Fall 2004 --
Investors --
Becoming a company --
Fall 2005 --
The CEO --
2006 --
Privacy --
The platform --
$15 billion --
Making money --
Facebook and the world --
Changing our institutions --
The evolution of Facebook --
The future.
Responsibility: David Kirkpatrick.


Veteran technology reporter Kirkpatrick chronicles Facebook's successes and missteps, and gives readers the most complete assessment anywhere of founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, the central figure in  Read more...
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