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Writing on the Wall: Social Media - The First 2,000 Years Paperback – 10 Oct 2013

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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (10 Oct. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9781408842065
  • ISBN-13: 978-1408842065
  • ASIN: 1408842068
  • Product Dimensions: 23.2 x 2.2 x 15.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 498,281 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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It broadens our modern and narrow view of social media to include all forms of social communication . Thorough . Compelling . Writing on the Wall is a wonderful read . Standage makes a strong case for social media as the driving force for change, whether for good or bad (criticalmargins.com)

The most illuminating of Britain's technology writers ... He understands that there are few eternal patterns to human behaviour - no ahistorical understanding to be had about blinks, outliers, or tipping points ... Standage has identified the most important triggers that initiated some of those jumps in the past. He's the go-to man to identify the triggers for what comes next (Literary Review)

Tom Standage is a very ingenious, engaging and wide-ranging non-fiction writer ... much to admire (Scotsman)

Short and sparky history of information . Standage provides a useful reminder that, however much our material environment changes, our behaviour tends to remain the same (Guardian)

Today's tweeting and texting may seem unprecedented, yet they are not. Throughout history, information has been spread via social networks, with far-reaching effects (Observer)

I can't wait to get to grips with Tom Standage's The Writing on the Wall, which argues that we should look to the past to understand how social media is disrupting the world today - selfies and all.
Standage points out that online sharing resembles a return to older patterns of knowledge transmission, familiar to those like Cicero whose life in ancient Rome relied on word mouth and social webs and social webs of acquaintanceship to spread ideas, long before the days of mass media

(City A.M.)

Standage argues that there's nothing distinctively new about Facebook. His thesis is that social media dates to at least the Roman era, when Cicero's letters were copied for distribution' (The Week)

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A compelling account of the extensive history of social networking from Cicero and Luther to Facebook and Twitter

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