The Circle is about a large and very popular technology company called The Circle (think Google or Facebook). All employees of this company must regularly share what they are doing, where they are going, and "like" various other people's doings. At first, the story feels somewhat familiar: the pull of social media, and always being connected by phone or by email. But as the story goes on, The Circle begins to demand more and more participation from its employees, and eventually from all of society, until the idea of privacy becomes a thing of the past. I thought this was a thought provoking book, and very timely, a bit of a warning for us living today in the technology age.