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Writing on the wall : social media- the first 2,000 years

Author: Tom Standage
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Standage
ISBN: 9781620402856 1620402858 9781620402832 1620402831
OCLC Number: 902609299
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: 2013.
Description: viii, 278 pages : illustrations
Contents: Introduction: Cicero's web --
The ancient foundations of social media: why humans are wired for sharing --
The Roman media: the first social-media ecosystem --
How Luther went viral: the role of social media in revolutions (1) --
Poetry in motion: social media for self-expression and self-promotion --
Let truth and falsehood grapple: the challenges of regulating social media --
And so to the coffeehouse: how social media promotes innovation --
The liberty of printing: the role of social media in revolutions (2) --
The sentinel of the people: tyranny, optimism, and social media --
The rise of mass media: the centralization begins --
The opposite of social media: media in the broadcast era --
The rebirth of social media: from ARPANET to Facebook --
Epilogue: History retweets itself.
Responsibility: Tom Standage.

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