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

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

Description

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.


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Details

Author(s)
Tom Standage
Format
Paperback | 288 pages
Dimensions
152 x 228 x 24mm | 459.99g
Publication date
10 Oct 2013
Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Illustrations note
illustrations, facsimiles
ISBN10
1408842068
ISBN13
9781408842065
Bestsellers rank
514,983