Q&A: Is corporate growth in the tech sector sustainable?

Matthew Reynolds, staff writer for Wired For 14 years, Facebook never stopped growing. In February 2004, when Mark Zuckerberg first launched his Harvard-only social network it gained 1,200 users overnight and kept growing. By August 2008, it had it 100m users and was adding more than that number again every year. Four years later, after going public in what was at the time the largest tech IPO in US history, it hit 1bn users. In June 2016 Andrew Bosworth, a Facebook vice president and the architect of the news feed, laid out the company’s relentless quest for new users in a