Facebook: The Inside Story (Hardback)
  • Facebook: The Inside Story (Hardback)

Facebook: The Inside Story (Hardback)

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Hardback 592 Pages
Published: 27/02/2020

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How much power and influence does Facebook have over our lives? How has it changed how we interact with one another? And what is next for the company - and us?

As the biggest social media network in the world, there's no denying the power and omnipresence of Facebook in our 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.

In this fascinating narrative, crammed with insider interviews, never-before-reported reveals and exclusive details about the company's culture and leadership, award winning tech reporter Steven Levy tells the story of how Facebook has changed our world and asks what the consequences will be for us all.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241297933
Number of pages: 592
Weight: 800 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 43 mm

This absorbing book will inspire important conversations about big tech and privacy in the twenty-first century * Booklist *
This fascinating book reveals the imperial ambitions of Facebook's founder * James Marriott, The Sunday Times *
A tour de force of access journalism * Natasha Singer, The New York Times *
Steven Levy is the founding guru of technology journalism * Brad Stone, author of The Everything Store and The Upstarts *

Levy's narrative is richly detailed, thanks to interviews with Facebookers past and present...His account of Zuckerberg's abbreviated Harvard tenure and Facebook's early years feel fresh, with plenty of colour that reminds you the HBO show Silicon Valley did not have to reach far for its satire

* NPR.org *

Comprehensive and captivating history

* Wall Street Journal *

Levy writes with verve... [he] is able to trace the origins of the Cambridge Analytica scheme to Facebook's disregard for the privacy concerns of the first users... He doesn't shy from asking the tough questions

* Washington Post *
Fresh, up-to-date and insiderish * The Economist *

Levy portrays a tech company where no one is taking responsibility for what it has unleashed... The book closes with a recognition that Facebook is bulldozing ahead with new innovations - from Facebook dating to its Libra digital currency project - while Zuckerberg continues to shrug off any ethical queries about his past behaviour

* Financial Times *

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This is a very thorough telling of the Facebook story, with a lot of input from the author's access to Facebook executives, including Mark Zuckerberg himself. I had difficulty keeping up with all the individuals... More

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