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Histories of Social Media, Second Edition: 2,000 Years of Do's and Don'ts Paperback – April 10, 2012

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 172 pages
  • Publisher: Shadows on the Cave Wall (April 10, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0985182407
  • ISBN-13: 978-0985182403
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5.2 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,913,444 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews


(Reviews of the 1st Edition):

"From ancient Rome to the absurdity of pro wrestling, here's a fast-moving history of conversation and community. This book will make you smarter."
- Seth Godin, author, Linchpin

"Understanding the truth about social behavior is essential in an always on and connected marketplace. This intelligent, informative, and entertaining book provides marketers with critical insights into that understanding."
- Tom Asacker, author, Opportunity Screams: Unlocking Hearts and Minds in Today's Idea Economy

"It's great to see someone who has communicated so effectively to marketers turn instead to culture at large...this is the first book to put our renewed collective agency into historical perspective. Baskin is at once refreshing and informing."
- Douglas Rushkoff, author, Program or Be Programmed: Ten Commands for a Digital Age

"Jonathan Salem Baskin puts today's social media into context by exposing its deep historical precursors and making a wealth of unexpected and intriguing connections."
- Tom Standage, author, The Victorian Internet

From the Author

The new Second Edition of Histories of Social Media includes an entirely new first chapter and updated content throughout the book!

More About the Author

I explore the ways innovation, privacy and reputation influence how we interact with businesses, governments and one another. I've written seven books; pen regular essays for Forbes and Advertising Age; post daily essays at Histories of Social Media; keynote corporate and association events around the world; and I'm a Senior Fellow Emeritus at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.

I have 30 years of professional experience working at big ad/PR agencies and at major brands. In 2013, I co-founded Consensiv, a reputation controls firm, and joined TechNexus, a private sector national venture collaborative, as a managing director.

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By Michael Mozill on September 7, 2013
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Jonathan Salem Baskin is a wonderful author who can take a seemingly mundane subject and turn it into an interesting read!!
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