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The Facebook Effect

The Facebook Effect: David Kirkpatrick, February 11—13, 2014
My rating: ♦♦♦◊◊

TheFacebookEffectMake no mistake. If you want a definitive history of Facebook, this is it. Kirkpatrick really does have unprecedented access to the business, to Zuckerberg and to the major players of the day, Sean Parker and all. And there is no better time to read it than Facebook’s tenth anniversary.

The Facebook effect chronicles the first six or so years of the eponymous social network’s life, from Harvard dormitory to global success. The impressive detail chronicles Thefacebook’s transition from campus craze to worldwide corporation and demonstrates how extraordinary and unique that journey actually was. The grounded tone and reflections of the participants add gravitas and sincerity to The Facebook Effect which makes it different from the unauthorised biographies of Facebook that have gone before.

Some points are over-laboured, sometimes there is too much detail and occasionally Kirkpatrick is reluctant to move on. These are nothing a decent editor couldn’t fix, and do not stop this from being the most researched, intimate history of Facebook to date.

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