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Steven Levy: Facebook: The Inside Story
March 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm$12 – $15
KPFA Radio 94.1 FM presents:
FACEBOOK: The Inside Story
Hosted by Brian Edwards-Tiekert
advance tickets: $12:T: 800-838-3006 or independent bookstores, $15 door, benefits KPFA Radio 94.1FM info: kpfa.org/events
Renowned tech writer Steven Levy delivers the definitive history of one of America’s most powerful and controversial companies: Facebook. For the past three years Levy has had unprecedented access to Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg. Based on hundreds of interviews inside and outside the company, Levy’s sweeping narrative digs deep into the whole story of the company that has changed the world and reaped the consequences.
“Levy is America’s premier technology journalist.” – The Washington Post
In his sophomore year of college, Mark Zuckerberg created a simple website to serve as a campus social network. The site caught on like wildfire, and soon students nationwide were using Facebook until, by now it is nearly unrecognizable from Zuckerberg’s first, modest iteration. It has grown into a tech giant – the largest social media platform and one of the most gargantuan companies in the entire world, with a valuation of more than $576 billion and almost 3 billion users, including those on its fully owned subsidiaries, Instagram and WhatsApp. There is no denying the power and omnipresence of Facebook in American daily life. In light of recent controversies surrounding election-influencing “fake news” accounts, the handling of its users’ personal data, and growing discontent with the actions of its founder and CEO, never has the company been more central to the national conversation.
Steven Levy is Wired’s editor at large. Levy has written seven previous books and has written for Rolling Stone, Harper’s Magazine, Macworld, The New York Times Magazine, Esquire, and The New Yorker.
Brian Edwards-Tiekert is the founder and popular co-host of UpFront, the morning drive-time public affairs program on KPFA Radio.
$12 advance, $15 door.