The Boy Kings is a memoir of Silicon Valley from 2005-2010, narrating the rise of social media and the ways it changed the world.
Written by Kate (Katherine) Losse, The Boy Kings features a fast-moving series of events, characters and product launches, answering the question: what do we want from social media? What are we getting, and why? The book is a fun story as well as a serious, philosophical account of how Facebook was built.
“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 reviewer
“A portrait of the way we live now.” –The Daily
“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