links for 2010-06-08

  • "The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company That Is Connecting the World" (Simon & Schuster, 372 pages, $26), by David Kirkpatrick: Many of us use Facebook nearly every day — some of us multiple times a day — without giving much thought to how the world's most popular social network came to be.
    As it turns out, the story is fascinating, and somewhat complicated. Fortunately, journalist David Kirkpatrick is an able guide, taking readers on a mostly swift tour of the company that started as "TheFacebook" in founder Mark Zuckerberg's Harvard dorm room back in 2004 and has since mushroomed into a global company connecting a community that now approaches 500 million users.
    (tags: facebook)

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