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The Stories of Facebook, Youtube and Myspace: The People, the Hype and the Deals Behind the Giants of Web 2.0 [Hardcover]

Sarah Lacy


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Oct. 25 2008
After the dot com crash, many people thought it was the end of the internet era. They were mistaken, as a new wave of internet initiatives have begun, focused on blogging, social networking and file sharing, and dubbed Web 2.0. Many of us are familiar with the sites of Facebook, YouTube, MySpace, but how did these phenomenons begin? And why are they so popular? This book explores the stories behind these sites, quashing the rumours and explaining how these internet giants began. It also uncovers the start-up stories behind Digg, Six Apart, Slide, Founders Fund, Yelp, LinkedIn, Twitter, Ning, and Revision3. These compelling accounts are put together through interviews with the founders of these companies. Author, Sarah Lacy has reported on start-ups and venture capital for Business Week in Silicon Valley for nearly a decade and was one of the only journalists who stayed around after the dot com crash.

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  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Crimson Publishing (Oct. 25 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1854584537
  • ISBN-13: 978-1854584533
  • Product Dimensions: 23 x 15.2 x 3.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 522 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,565,546 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Intimate, behind the scenes glimpses into Silicon Valley --Mark Horowitz, WIRED Lacy obviously spent a great deal of time with these celebrated entrepreneurs. Her descriptions of their business meetings come complete with snatches of you-are-there dialogue, a la Bob Woodward. --Katie Hafner - New York Times Book Review With the collapse of the Internet Bubble, the mainstream media wrote off Silicon Valley and the dot.com world as dead stories - and thus missed the birth of an even bigger and more far-reaching Web phenomenon: on-line communities and social networks, the so-called Web 2.0. Happily, one intrepid reporter, Sarah Lacy, stayed on - and she now has given us what will likely be the only real record of what happened during that remarkable era. Her portrayals of the founders of companies such as Facebook and Twitter are dead-on, and her reporting will no doubt be a vital source on this amazing time for generations to come. --Michael S. Malone, author of Bill & Dave: How Hewlett and Packard Built the World's Greatest Company --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Author, Sarah Lacy has reported on start-ups and venture capital for Business Week in Silicon Valley for nearly a decade and was one of the only journalists who stayed around after the dotcom crash. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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