Friday, January 25, 2013
Book Recommendation: The Writing on the Wall
One of the best books I read over winter break was Writing on the Wall: Social Media: The First 2,000 Years by Tom Standage. It is a very readable book about the different social networks that readers have shared over the years, starting with Roman letter-writing and graffiti. There are also great chapters on Tudor England, the Protestant Reformation, the American Revolution, and on the modern history of American newspapers, radio, and television. For more information, see this review in the New York Times, and you can learn more about the author at his website: TomStandage.com.