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

Writing on the Wall: Social Media: The First 2,000 Years - Tom Standage, Simon Vance A fine book (narrated well by Simon Vance), with a fine thesis, but the middle bit tends to sag as it is merely a short history of media. It does make it a good book for the ages, when we are all watching trideo, jacked into the matrix through direct neural links, but it does make it longer than it needs to be to makes it's point. For people familiar with the more recent media spaces I think you can get just as much enjoyment by watching Tom's TEDx talk, and hearing his great interview by Leo Laporte on Triangulation (which motivated me to buy the book).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixsridS3qVs

http://twit.tv/show/triangulation/126