David Kirkpatrick

Best-Selling Author of The Facebook Effect, Technology & Internet Expert

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At the podium and in the book, he shares how Facebook was created, why it has flourished, and where it is going next. He chronicles its successes and missteps, and gives audiences the most complete assessment anywhere of founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, the central figure in the company’s remarkable ascent, a story that can be found nowhere else.

About David Kirkpatrick

For more than 20 years David Kirkpatrick was a writer for Fortune, most recently as the senior editor for internet and technology. He has written numerous cover stories about Microsoft, IBM, Apple, Sun, Intel, and numerous other subjects, features on subjects including Facebook, MySpace, Second Life, the safety of cell phones and technology in China, plus his weekly “Fast Forward” column. He is regularly ranked one of the world’s top technology journalists. His expertise on these subjects led him to pen the definitive book on Facebook, The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company That is Connecting the World.

The Facebook Effect uncovers how in little more than half a decade, Facebook has gone from a dorm-room novelty to a company with over 900 million users. It is one of the fastest growing companies in history, an essential part of the social life not only of teenagers but hundreds of millions of adults worldwide. As Facebook spreads around the globe, it creates surprising effects—even becoming instrumental in political protests from Colombia to Iran.

Speech Topics

  • Ten Lessons From Facebook
  • The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company That is Connecting the World
  • The Future and Influence of Technology and Social Media

Books and Media

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Kirkpartick for The Daily Beast: A Facebook Privacy Breakthrough


BBC News: Facebook's potential 'unlimited'


Kirkpatrick for The Daily Beast: What's Hot in Electronics for 2011


NPR Interviews David Kirkpatrick: What Does Goldman Investment Mean For Facebook?


Kirkpatrick for Vanity Fair: With a Little Help From His Friends


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