skip to content
The Facebook Effect. Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

The Facebook Effect.

Author: Jim DAVIS; David Kirkpatrick
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
Summary:
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...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jim DAVIS; David Kirkpatrick
ISBN: 9781439102114 1439102112
OCLC Number: 812212993
Notes: Course(s):HIST 112.
Contents: Prologue: the Facebook effect --
The beginning --
Palo Alto --
Social networking and the Internet --
Fall 2004 --
Investors --
Becoming a company --
Fall 2005 --
The CEO --
Privacy --
2006 --
The platform --
$15 billion --
Making money --
Facebook and the world --
Changing our institutions --
The evolution of Facebook --
The future.

Abstract:

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 around the globe, it creates surprising effects--even becoming instrumental in political protests. Veteran technology reporter David Kirkpatrick had the full cooperation of Facebook's key executives in researching the history of the company and its impact on our lives. Kirkpatrick tells us how Facebook was created, why it has flourished, and where it is going next. He chronicles its successes and missteps, and gives readers the most complete assessment anywhere of founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg.--From publisher description.

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

"Fast-paced. . . . makes for gripping reading." --G. Pascal Zachary, The San Francisco Chronicle "A fascinating book." --Dan Fletcher, Time "The Facebook Effect is actually two books in one. One Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/812212993> # The Facebook Effect.
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
   library:oclcnum "812212993" ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5218935408#Topic/online_social_networks_history> ; # Online social networks--History
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5218935408#Topic/internet_industry> ; # Internet industry
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/338.761006754/e22/> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5218935408#Place/united_states> ; # United States.
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5218935408#Topic/online_social_networks> ; # Online social networks
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5218935408#Organization/facebook_firm> ; # Facebook (Firm)
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5218935408#Topic/internet_industry_united_states> ; # Internet industry--United States
   schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
   schema:contributor <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5218935408#Person/kirkpatrick_david> ; # David Kirkpatrick
   schema:creator <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5218935408#Person/davis_jim> ; # Jim DAVIS
   schema:description "Prologue: the Facebook effect -- The beginning -- Palo Alto -- Social networking and the Internet -- Fall 2004 -- Investors -- Becoming a company -- Fall 2005 -- The CEO -- Privacy -- 2006 -- The platform -- $15 billion -- Making money -- Facebook and the world -- Changing our institutions -- The evolution of Facebook -- The future."@en ;
   schema:description "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 around the globe, it creates surprising effects--even becoming instrumental in political protests. Veteran technology reporter David Kirkpatrick had the full cooperation of Facebook's key executives in researching the history of the company and its impact on our lives. Kirkpatrick tells us how Facebook was created, why it has flourished, and where it is going next. He chronicles its successes and missteps, and gives readers the most complete assessment anywhere of founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg.--From publisher description."@en ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/5218935408> ;
   schema:genre "History"@en ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:name "The Facebook Effect."@en ;
   schema:productID "812212993" ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781439102114> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/812212993> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5218935408#Person/kirkpatrick_david> # David Kirkpatrick
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Kirkpatrick" ;
   schema:givenName "David" ;
   schema:name "David Kirkpatrick" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5218935408#Topic/internet_industry_united_states> # Internet industry--United States
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Internet industry--United States"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5218935408#Topic/online_social_networks> # Online social networks
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Online social networks"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5218935408#Topic/online_social_networks_history> # Online social networks--History
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Online social networks--History"@en ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781439102114>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "1439102112" ;
   schema:isbn "9781439102114" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.