Cicero’s Web: How Social Media Was Born in Ancient Rome - How the dynamics of papyrus scrolls explain Facebook.
WHAT’S SO SOCIAL ABOUT SOCIAL MEDIA? Social media is possibly the worst thing that’s ever happened to media scholars. The term “social media,” which distorts what it means to be social. Perhaps the most egregious thing about social media is that it suggests that other (read: pre-Internet) communications technologies & formats somehow were not social.