The Facebook Effect | Book Review
Book Review: The Facebook Effect – David Kirkpatrick @DavidKirkpatric
What’s it all about?
The founding of Facebook and it’s very early years. This book gives the honest and frank account of how Facebook was born, and just how Zuckerberg and company managed to hold it down in the first years, raise funding, build the technology, the platform, and their huge user base. Goes way beyond what you already know, fills in the gaps in the storyline of “The Social Network” movie, and provides some real insight into how Facebook was built and now operates. Absolutely packed with insider information on all the deals and near misses, which were pivotal in creating what we now take for granted.
Who wrote it?
David Kirkpatrick – Tech Journalist and author based in New York.
Indulging your interests and imagination with the backstory behind one of probably the biggest startup success in the last decade. Absolutely packed with insider information on all the deals and near misses, which were pivotal in creating what we now take for granted. This is a good case study for anyone with lofty ambitions, an interest in social networking, or web technologies in general. A little dated now, but this book will probably remain the best account ever made of the early years of Facebook’s history.
Long read / easy read?
Medium/Long read, 330+ pages. Starts off a bit slow but soon you’ll be hooked.