Past Event

Double Feature: The Facebook Effect and Is Google Making Us Stupid?

Wed, Jun 23 2010 - 6:00pm

Kick back for the insider's scoop on Facebook, then find out what the Internet is doing to our brains, for better or worse.

The Facebook Effect

with an Introduction by Marc Benioff, Founder and CEO, Salesforce.com Is Google Making Us Stupid? David Kirkpatrick, Journalist; Author, The Facebook Effect
Michael Arrington, Founder and Editor, TechCrunch – Moderator Nicholas Carr, Author, The Shallows

In conversation with Peter Norvig, Director of Research, Google

Introduction by Josh McHugh, President, Attention Span Media; President, INFORUM Board Kirkpatrick traces the story of the most powerful social networking tool of our day from its humble beginnings to its role as an international phenomenon. The Facebook Effect is the only book written with the full cooperation of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. Started only six years ago, Facebook can now claim more than 400 million users and a potential valuation of $100 billion by 2015. Is an IPO forthcoming? Carr writes: "Once I was a scuba diver in the sea of words. Now I zip along the surface like a guy on a Jet Ski," in his Atlantic Monthly cover story, "Is Google Making Us Stupid?" He will share his theory on the Internet as the culprit against civilization's progress, making the case that the Internet has diminished our ability to think deeply.

Double feature tickets are sold out. Individual tickets are also sold out. 

The Double Feature premium reception will include complimentary Hibiki 12-year-old Whiskey and Eno wine. All Double Feature premium tickets holders must be 21+ years of age. Thank you to Hibiki and to Eno Wines for being our liquor and wine sponsors for the event.

Location: SF Club Office
Time: 5:15 p.m. double feature/Kirkpatrick check-in, 6 p.m. Kirkpatrick program, 7-7:30 p.m. Kirkpatrick book signing, 7-7:40 p.m. double feature premium reception, 7:15 p.m. Carr check-in, 7:45 p.m. Carr program, 8:45 p.m. book signing  Double Feature Pricing: (double feature pricing only available with advance purchase of tickets)
$20 members, $35 non-members, $14 students (with valid ID). Premium
(priority seating and hosted VIP reception from 7-7:40 p.m. )
$30 members, $45 non-members.