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The Inside Story of the Company That Is Connecting the World
David Kirkpatrick
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Simon & Schuster1230 Avenue of the AmericasNew York, NY 10020Copyright © 2010 by David Kirkpatrick All rights reserved, including the right to reproduce this book or portions thereof in any form whatsoever. For information address Simon & Schuster Subsidiary Rights Department, 1230 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition June 2010SIMON & SCHUSTER and colophon are registered trademarks of Simon & Schuster, Inc.For information about special discounts for bulk purchases, please contact Simon & Schuster Special Sales at 1-866-506-1949 or Simon & Schuster Speakers Bureau can bring authors to your live event. For more information or to book an event contact the Simon & Schuster Speakers Bureau at 1-866-248-3049 or visit our website at by Nancy SingerManufactured in the United States of America10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication DataKirkpatrick, David, date. The Facebook effect : the inside story of the company that is connecting the world / David Kirkpatrick. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. 1. Facebook (Firm) 2. Internet industry—United States. 3. Online social networks—History. I. Title.HD9696.8.U64F335 2010338.7'61006754—dc22 2009051983ISBN 978-1-4391-0211-4ISBN 978-1-4391-0980-9 (ebook)