The Boy Kings

The Boy Kings by Kate Losse is a memoir of Facebook and Silicon Valley, narrating the rise of social media and the ways it changed the world.

New Japanese translation. This is what all the covers should look like.

New Japanese translation. This is what all the covers should look like.

A must-read for all considering these issues - Margaret Atwood

A story of the real gender politics of Facebook. - bell hooks 

Anyone who wants to understand how technology companies operate internally should read Boy Kings. - HomeCookedTheory

A portrait of the way we live now. –The Daily

Losse’s book evokes the experience of reading a Facebook user’s News Feed: an inviting and rapidly scrolling index of cities, friends, parties, and products, a record of a time and place. -- Melissa Gira Grant, Dissent Magazine

The book is as much a meditation on the impact of technology on our lives as it is the tale of a bunch of programmers who acquired the keys to the kingdom. – KCRW Los Angeles

This book provides great insight into the mind-set behind the creators, as well as the users, of social media. Not only does it tell the story of Facebook; it also examines what we all try getting out of social media (recognition, status, etc). I’d recommend this book to everyone who uses the Internet.  –Amazon

 

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