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Writing on the Wall: Social Media - The First 2,000 Years
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Writing on the Wall: Social Media - The First 2,000 Years (Paperback)

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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.

BusinessIndustry & industrial studiesMedia, information & communication industriesHistory & PoliticsHistory: specific events & topicsSocial & cultural historyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial issues & processesSocial interaction Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Publication Date: 10/10/2013 ISBN-13: 9781408842065  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Tom Standage is digital editor at the Economist and editor-in-chief of its website, Economist.com. He is the author of six history books, including An Edible History of Humanity, the New York Times bestseller A History of the World in Six Glasses and The Victorian Internet. His writing has also appeared in the Daily Telegraph, the New York Times and Wired. He lives in London. tomstandage.com @tomstandage facebook.com/writingonthewallbook instagram.com/tomstandage flickr.com/photos/tomstandage

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