David Kirkpatrick

May 11, 2010

The Facebook Effect

No, I’m not the David Kirkpatrick who authored the upcoming book on Facebook — The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company That Is Connecting the World — but if you enjoy social networking, social media, the Facebook experience in general or just interesting tales from the world of business, hit the link and pre-order a copy.

There is some confusion because I do blog fairly often on social media/web 2.0 and occasionally blog about Facebook specifically, and I’ve been a professional freelance writer for many years. The David Kirkpatrick who wrote “The Facebook Effect” has most recently been a senior editor at Fortune magazine, and to add just a little more murk into the mix there’s yet another David Kirkpatrick who’s a reporter for the New York Times. Most recently that David Kirkpatrick served as the Washington DC correspondent and I understand he is to transfer to the Cairo bureau sometime soon.

So there you go. Do continue to enjoy this blog, pick up a copy of “The Facebook Effect” by one of the other David Kirkpatrick’s out there and keep on reading yet another in the NYT.


  1. […] industry, TechCrunch, The Facebook Effect — davidkirkpatrick @ 7:31 pm I feel for that other David Kirkpatrick. He’s caught in the circular fire of a dying publishing industry. The thrashings of that […]

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  2. There are books on the “eBay economy” and the like, and really, when journalists title their pieces this way, it’s sort of misleading. There’s a good deal of things going on that are more essential, that transcend proprietary systems and brands. In this, there’s descriptions and narratives of extraordinary events, real world, actual events of often political significance; these events are seemingly facilitated by Facebook. But really, any technology might suffice. It just so happens Facebook’s the branded system of choice, currently. But there were riots in the streets of Manila and the greater metro areas, when EDSA 3 broke out, and all that was coordinated at the grass roots by text message. And those protests resulted in ousting President Estrada! By the way, the book’s getting a bunch of press; you’ll find it on the Huffington Post, the NYT, etc.

    Comment by rolodexter — June 11, 2010 @ 3:05 pm

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    Any recommendations?

    Comment by 2 — February 26, 2014 @ 3:57 pm

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