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The Inside Story

Steven Levy

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Portfolio Press
03 March 2020
Society & Social Sciences; Media studies; Business innovation; E-commerce: business aspects; Internet & WWW industries
In his sophomore year of college, Mark Zuckerberg created a simple website to serve as a campus social network. The site caught on like wildfire, and soon students nationwide were on Facebook.Today, Facebook is nearly unrecognizable from Zuckerberg's first, modest iteration. It has grown into a tech giant, the largest social media platform and one of the most gargantuan companies in the world, with a valuation of more than $576 billion and almost 3 billion users. There is no denying the power and omnipresence of Facebook in American daily life. And in light of recent controversies surrounding election-influencing fake news accounts, the handling of its users' personal data, and growing discontent with the actions of its founder and CEO, never has the company been more central to the national conversation.Based on years of exclusive reporting and interviews with Facebook's key executives and employees, including Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg, Steven Levy's sweeping narrative digs deep into the whole story of the company that has changed the world and reaped the consequences.
By:   Steven Levy
Imprint:   Portfolio Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 153mm,  Spine: 35mm
Weight:   652g
ISBN:   9780241297940
ISBN 10:   024129794X
Pages:   368
Publication Date:   03 March 2020
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  General/trade ,  Primary ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Steven Levy is senior editor and chief technology writer at Newsweek.He has also worked on many other magazines, including Macworld and New Jersey Monthly, where one of his assignments led him to discover Einstein's brain in a pathologist's office. His previous books include the bestselling Hackers, and Crypto, which won the grand eBook prize at the 2001 Frankfurt Book festival. He lives in New York City and western Massachusetts with his wife, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Teresa Carpenter, and their son.

Reviews for Facebook: The Inside Story

Steven Levy is the founding guru of technology journalism. Few other writers can harness both access to top figures and critical insight informed by decades of reporting on Silicon Valley. His Facebook book will be a blockbuster, a penetrating account of the momentous consequences of a reckless young company with the power to change the world. * Brad Stone, author of The Everything Store and The Upstarts *


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