Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Review: The Facebook Effect, by David Kirkpatrick - The Globe and Mail

Excerpt from a Don Tapscott review:

Reading the book, I had a stunning revelation: Facebook thinks that transparency is not just an opportunity for companies and other institutions to disclose pertinent information, and in so doing to be more trusted and effective. They believe it's an opportunity for individuals to do so as well. Facebook's founders, Kirkpatrick says, believe that “more visibility makes us better people. Some claim, for example, that because of Facebook, young people today have a harder time cheating on their boyfriends or girlfriends. They also say that more transparency should make for a more tolerant society in which people eventually accept that everybody sometimes does bad or embarrassing things.”

Review: The Facebook Effect, by David Kirkpatrick - The Globe and Mail

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