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Writing on the wall : the intriguing history of social media, from ancient Rome to the present day

By: Standage, Tom

1408842084 / 9781408842089
Paperback
302.224409
11/09/2014
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England
20 cm viii, 278 pages : illustrations (black and white)
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Reprint. Originally published: 2013.

Today we are endlessly connected: constantly tweeting, texting or e-mailing.

This may seem unprecedented, yet it is not. Throughout history, information has been spread through social networks, with far-reaching social and political effects.

Writing on the Wall reveals how an elaborate network of letter exchanges forewarned of power shifts in Cicero's Rome, while the torrent of tracts circulating in sixteenth-century Germany triggered the Reformation.

Standage traces the story of the rise, fall and rebirth of social media over the past 2,000 years offering an illuminating perspective on the history of media, and revealing that social networks do not merely connect us today - they also link us to the past.

BIC:

CFC Literacy, GTC Communication studies, JFD Media studies

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