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"Writing on the Wall" Looks At Social Media's Ancient Roots

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Guest Tom Standage is the author of "Social Media: The First 2,000" years, which describes how social media is the direct descendant of ancient forms of communication going back to ancient Rome, the Protestant Reformation, American Revolution, and more. For most of history, people passed information hand to hand, with their own endorsements and comments, much as we do on Facebook and other social media today. What's Latin for "retweet?" We'll find out.