'David Kirkpatrick was handed the keys to the Facebook kingdom - the result is the definitive account of its phenomenal rise' Observer
David Kirkpatrick was for many years the senior editor for internet and technology at Fortune magazine. While at Fortune he wrote cover stories about Apple, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Sun, and numerous other technology subjects. More recently he organized the Techonomy conference on the centrality of technology innovation for all human activity. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and appears frequently on television, radio, and the Internet as an expert on technology. He lives in New York.
"David Kirkpatrick was handed the keys to the Facebook kingdom -
the result is the definitive account of its phenomenal rise" *
"Leaves you with a deep understanding of Facebook, its philosophies and, most startlingly, its power. You come away with a creepy new awareness of how a directory of college students is fast becoming a directory of all humanity" * Scotsman *
"A well-reported account of the first six years of one of the most important companies on earth" * Financial Times *
"Mr. Kirkpatrick provides some intriguing insights into the psyche of Mr. Zuckerberg" * The Economist *
"A compelling account of the origins and prospects of the social networking giant" * The Week *