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Adam friends Eve in ‘The History of the World According to Facebook’

Social media meets history in The History of the World According to Facebook.

The Singularity is in a relationship with space and time and it’s complicated, according to a Facebook status update posted 13 million years ago.

And so it goes: The universe is married to entropy, God tagged the heavens and the Earth, and Adam eventually friended Eve.

That’s how writer Wylie Overstreet depicts it in The History of the World According to Facebook, a highly irreverent book inspired by a story he wrote last summer on world events having Facebook statuses. It drew 3 million views with excerpts reposted on, of course, Facebook.

And his idea makes sense, given that Mark Zuckerberg’s phenomenon is becoming the dominant purveyor of information. As Wylie explains it, if the 600 million-strong Facebook community were a country, it would rank third in population and last in spelling ability.

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