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Facebook: The Inside Story

Steven Levy

5 mins

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This is a revealing chronicle of Facebook's history, from the Harvard dorm rooms to it's eventual sprawling headquarters in Menlo Park and social media domination.


Facebook: The Inside Story

Facebook: The Inside Story

by Steven Levy


Steven Levy has been tailing Facebook's story since as far back as March 2006, when he was still Newsweek's Chief Technology Writer.

In Facebook: The Inside Story, Levy builds on years of reporting, and three years of unprecedented access to Facebook, to develop an intriguing account of Facebook's journey. When Levy was granted access to Facebook, he even had access to Chief Operating Officer, Sheryl Sandberg, and frequently joined Mark Zuckerberg's traveling entourage as part of his research for this book.

Here, Levy enables us to experience some of the most critical moments in Facebook's history just as if we were in the room when it happened.

Favorite quote

You must think of every problem as a system. And every system can be better. No matter how good or bad it is, you can make anything better – and that goes for you whether you're writing code or you're building hardware, or your system is a company.

- Mark Zuckerberg

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