Will Roney

Book Review – The Facebook Effect, by David Kirkpatrick

In Non-Fiction Writing on March 9, 2011 at 14:19

The Facebook Effect: The Real Inside Story of Mark Zuckerberg and the World's Fastest Growing Company: The Inside Story of the Company That is Connecting the World

Facebook is one of the world’s greatest companies. Along with Google and Apple they make up a triumvirate of modern technology companies that rely so much on customer interaction. The most amazing part of this is that Facebook hasn’t reached its first decade of existence. 500 million of us (probably more by now) have joined up, and we use it to communicate with long lost friends, family on the other side of the world or to grow fictitious crops in a virtual world.

With the evolution of Facebook from its Friendster and Thefacebook.com history, David Kirkpatrick has written a very important book. ‘The Facebook Effect’ catalogues and brings to life the genesis of possibly the most important social media company that the world has ever seen. The company access that he was provided with allowed him to write a book that is detailed enough to explain why the business is so successful, but also to write the whole story, warts and all.

Where thefacebook.com was originally set up to network college students at Harvard, Facebook has a whole world to conquer, and showing how Mark Zuckerberg and other have done this, leave you in no doubt that the first six years were merely the precursor to bigger and greater things.

This book provides an incredible insight into Facebook and its workings. It will be referred to over the years as it is updated, and will become the definitive history of Facebook. David Kirkpatrick has created a book that will stand the test of time.

This book review was also published on Information Unplugged– Sifting through the data of your life.

Have you enjoyed this review? If you have, click through and buy the book HERE!

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    • Thanks for the feedback. I always enjoy a good story, and this had it in bucketloads.

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