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.