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Writing on the wall : social media, the first two thousand years / Tom Standage.

Standage, Tom, (Author).

  • Book Book
  • ISBN: 9781620402832 (hardcover) :
  • ISBN: 1620402831 (hardcover) :
  • Description: viii, 278 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Bloomsbury, 2013.

Available copies

  • 8 of 9 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Gloucester. (Show all copies)

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0 current holds with 9 total copies.

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Gloucester Adult Nonfiction 302.231/Standage (Text to Phone) Available -
Beverly Main Adult Nonfiction HM 742 .S73 W75 2013 (Text to Phone) Available -
Danvers Adult Nonfiction HM 741 S72 2013 (Text to Phone) Available -
Endicott College General Collection HM 741 .S72 2013 (Text to Phone) Available -
Montserrat College of Art Stacks HM 741 S72 2013 (Text to Phone) Checked out 03/29/2017
North Shore - Lynn Campus Stacks HM 741 .S72 2013 (Text to Phone) Available -
Northern Essex - Lawrence Campus Stacks HM741 .S72 2013 (Text to Phone) Available -
Swampscott Thomson Room 302.231 St26 (Text to Phone) Available -
Wakefield Adult Nonfiction (2nd Floor) 302.231 Standage (Text to Phone) Available -

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages [253]-267) and index.
Contents Note: 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 -- History retweets itself.
Summary: Chronicles social media over two millennia, from papyrus letters that Cicero used to exchange news across the Empire to today, reminding us how modern behavior echoes that of prior centuries and encouraging debate and discussion about how we'll communicate in the future.
Subject: Social media > History.
Mass media.
Social networks.


Standage, Tom, "Writing on the wall : social media, the first two thousand years," New York, N.Y. : Bloomsbury, 2013.

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