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

By Standage, Tom

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9781620402856 9781620402849
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Bloomsbury USA


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Reviewed on December 1, 2014  |  Science and Technology

Standage (digital editor, Economist; The Victorian Internet) explores how the last 150 years of centralized print and broadcast media were an anomaly in a long history of communication that relied on distributed social networks. Following a discussion of the neurobiological and anthropological prerequisites for social communication, the author describes the interpersonal networks that historically have facilitated the exchange of gossip, political news, comm...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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