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  • Published: 1 June 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241297957
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 592
  • RRP: $22.99

Facebook

The Inside Story




From renowned tech writer Steven Levy, the complete history of one of America's most controversial and successful companies

Today, Facebook is nearly unrecognizable from the simple website Zuckerberg's first built from his dorm room in his Sophomore year. It has grown into a tech giant, the largest social media platform and one of the biggest 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 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.

  • Published: 1 June 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241297957
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 592
  • RRP: $22.99

About the author

Steven Levy

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.

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