"This is a fantastic book, filled with great reporting and colorful narrative. The human drama of Mark Zuckerberg and his colleagues gives an exciting glimpse of how to launch a game-changing startup."
--Walter Isaacson, author of Einstein: His Life and Universe
“Kirkpatrick’s amazing reporting details what happens when a hacker culture turns into a multi-billion-dollar firm. Mark Zuckerberg sought to maintain that hacker energy, and it ’s fascinating to read what resulted.”
--Chris Anderson, editor of Wired and author of The Long Tail
“A thoughtful, even-handed analysis of the Web site’s impact. . . . The Facebook Effect leaves you with a deep understanding of Facebook, its philosophies and, most startlingly, its power.”
--David Pogue, The New York Times Book Review
“The Facebook Effect is actually two books in one. One part is the exhaustively reported story of Facebook’s founding and meteoric rise to near ubiquity; the other is a thoughtful analysis of its impact."
--Ethan Gilsdorf, The Boston Globe
“Engrossing. . . . A detailed and scrupulously fair history of [Facebook].”
--Rich Jaroslovsky, Bloomberg Businessweek
“Kirkpatrick gives the reader a detailed understanding of how the company grew from a 2004 Harvard dorm-room project into the world’s second-most-visited site after Google."
--Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times
“A fascinating book.”
--Dan Fletcher, Time
“Kirkpatrick’s telling of the early days of Facebook is exciting. . . . His reporting skills are impressive.”
--Rachel Metz, Associated Press
“Fast-paced. . . . makes for gripping reading.”
--G. Pascal Zachary, The San Francisco Chronicle
“Kirkpatrick tells a gripping tale of how the company was created and came to such dominance. As someone who followed the story almost from day one, I was still enlightened, entertained and sometimes dumbfounded by the rich detail and juicy goings-on.”
—Don Tapscott, The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
About the Author
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. Beginning in 2001, he created Fortune
’s Brainstorm conference series. 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.