Tom Standage

Writing on the Wall

Tom Standage

Talk: Writing on the Wall

Tom Standage is The Economist's digital editor; his latest book, Writing on the Wall, is out this month and describes the history of social media from the Romans to the Internet.

Tom Standage

Tom Standage is a journalist and author from England. A graduate of Oxford University, he has worked as a science and technology writer for The Guardian, as the deputy editor at The Economist, has been published in Wired, The New York Times, and The Daily Telegraph.

Writing on the Wall: Social Media - The First 2,000 Years

Papyrus rolls and Twitter have much in common, as each was their generation's signature means of "instant" communication. Indeed, as Tom Standage reveals in his scintillating new book, social media is anything but a new phenomenon.

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