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I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and found it thought provoking.
Fortunately, at the end of the book there are source notes arranged by chapter, followed by a comprehensive list of sources arranged by author.
While the focus here in this book is about mass communications, Standage's study of social media and its transformation is an interesting read.
This was, as expected, a fun read. Standage does a great job describing methods of communication throughout history and shows, pretty convincingly, the more things change, the more... Read morePublished 9 days ago by N. Wojinski
The book is very easy to read, but also very worthwhile to make you think.Published 13 days ago by Ralph Olliges, Jr
This book is definitely worth your time! It is full of great historical information, and it was a pleasure to read.Published 2 months ago by Daniel L Emery
Standage has an amazing ability to show how current technologies are actually extensions of earlier methods that met the same human needs.Published 5 months ago by Kent Schnake
Absolutely the best book ever written on the history of writing! The history of social media in this book is also fascinating!Published 5 months ago by Libby
Concise and entertaining overview on the origins of social networks and social media. A must read for anybody working and interested in media, traditional and social, as well as... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Martin Miliev
This is a must read book. Actually everything Standage writes is awesome and this is no exception.Published 5 months ago by royalsunset
Amazing historical view of the true meanings of social and mass media. Standage has controversial views but poses great questions about the benefits of all media.Published 6 months ago by Patrick Weller