Facebook 's Impact On The Facebook Essay

1533 Words Apr 21st, 2016 null Page
With over one billion users, Facebook has emerged as one of the most popular sites since its release. Back in 2010, it was the second most visited website behind Google, and accounted for over 600 million daily active users. To this day, it has lost its second place spot to the rising video sharing site, YouTube, but now amasses over one billion users logging on every day. Who would have thought a Mark Zuckerberg, nineteen-year-old college student, would be able to create the company that it is today? David Kirkpatrick had an interest in the young entrepreneur, and wrote about Facebook for the popular magazine Fortune. His pieces caught Zuckerberg’s eye, and eventually he agreed to give Kirkpatrick an interview. This gave him insight of what happens inside Facebook headquarters and an in depth explanation of what Zuckerberg envisioned for the company. David Kirkpatrick went to work and created what he called “the Facebook Effect.” He explains that this occurs when people come together because of a surprising similarity, thanks to Facebook. “The Facebook Effect happens when the service puts people in touch with each other, often unexpectedly, about a common experience, interest, problem, or cause.” (p. 7) For the beginning of his work, Kirkpatrick creates an interesting connection to the website by introducing us to Oscar Morales, a man who wanted to make a stand against the groups of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, also known as FARC. When reading the…

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