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CIPR Social Media Conference - Tom Standage
CIPR Social Media Conference - Tom Standage
CIPR Social Media Conference - Tom Standage
CIPR Social Media Conference - Tom Standage
CIPR Social Media Conference - Tom Standage
CIPR Social Media Conference - Tom Standage
CIPR Social Media Conference - Tom Standage
CIPR Social Media Conference - Tom Standage
CIPR Social Media Conference - Tom Standage
CIPR Social Media Conference - Tom Standage
CIPR Social Media Conference - Tom Standage
CIPR Social Media Conference - Tom Standage
CIPR Social Media Conference - Tom Standage
CIPR Social Media Conference - Tom Standage
CIPR Social Media Conference - Tom Standage
CIPR Social Media Conference - Tom Standage
CIPR Social Media Conference - Tom Standage
CIPR Social Media Conference - Tom Standage
CIPR Social Media Conference - Tom Standage
CIPR Social Media Conference - Tom Standage
CIPR Social Media Conference - Tom Standage
CIPR Social Media Conference - Tom Standage
CIPR Social Media Conference - Tom Standage
CIPR Social Media Conference - Tom Standage
CIPR Social Media Conference - Tom Standage
CIPR Social Media Conference - Tom Standage
CIPR Social Media Conference - Tom Standage
CIPR Social Media Conference - Tom Standage
CIPR Social Media Conference - Tom Standage
CIPR Social Media Conference - Tom Standage
CIPR Social Media Conference - Tom Standage
CIPR Social Media Conference - Tom Standage
CIPR Social Media Conference - Tom Standage
CIPR Social Media Conference - Tom Standage
CIPR Social Media Conference - Tom Standage
CIPR Social Media Conference - Tom Standage
CIPR Social Media Conference - Tom Standage
CIPR Social Media Conference - Tom Standage
CIPR Social Media Conference - Tom Standage
CIPR Social Media Conference - Tom Standage
CIPR Social Media Conference - Tom Standage
CIPR Social Media Conference - Tom Standage
CIPR Social Media Conference - Tom Standage
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  • 1. SHARE THIS LIVE SOCIAL MEDIA CONFERENCE 2013 11 JULY, LONDON #CIPRSM
  • 2. SHARE THIS LIVE SOCIAL MEDIA CONFERENCE 2013 #CIPRSM SOCIAL MEDIA: A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE FROM THE ROMANS TO THE INTERNET TOM STANDAGE @tomstandage
  • 3. What is social media?
  • 4. “Media we get from other people, exchanged along social connections, creating a distributed discussion or community”
  • 5. Social-media environments have existed for centuries
  • 6. MEPL
  • 7. “I sent you on March 24th a copy of Balbus’ letter to me and of Caesar’s letter to him”— Cicero
  • 8. “You say my letter has been widely published: well, I don't care. Indeed, I myself allowed several people to take a copy of it” — Cicero
  • 9. RGM Köln
  • 10. “After this letter has been read to you, see that it is also read in the church of the Laodiceans and that you in turn read the letter from Laodicea.”— Paul, Colossians
  • 11. Wikimedia
  • 12. “Hardly 14 days had passed when these propositions were known throughout Germany and within four weeks almost all of Christendom was familiar with them.”— Friedrich Myconius
  • 13. “They are printed and circulated far beyond my expectation.” — Martin Luther
  • 14. MEPL, London Lib
  • 15. “The Coffeehouses particularly are very commodious for a free Conversation, and for reading… all manner of printed News… and other Prints that come out Weekly or casually.”
  • 16. “[The coffeehouse] admits of no distinction of persons, but gentleman, mechanic, lord and scoundrel mix, and are all of a piece.” — Samuel Butler, 1668
  • 17. Beinecke RBML/Yale/Flickr
  • 18. So what happened to old social media?
  • 19. MEPL
  • 20. But now social media is back — thanks to the Internet
  • 21. “New” media “Old” media 2000
  • 22. “Really old” media “New” media “Old” media 2000183360BC
  • 23. Ancient social-media systems hold lessons for us today
  • 24. 1. Is social media merely a dangerous distraction that wastes time?
  • 25. Social networking
  • 26. Social notworking
  • 27. “Why doth solid and serious learning decline, and few or none follow it now in the university?Because of coffee- houses, where they spend all their time.” — Anthony Wood, Oxford, 1670s
  • 28. “Hours are spent in talking, and less profitable reading of newspapers…scholars are so greedy after news that they neglect all for it…” — Cambridge don, 1670s
  • 29. “Great enemies to diligence and industry…the ruin of many serious and hopeful young gentlemen and tradesmen…”— pamphlet, 1673
  • 30. Enemies of diligence and industry? No, crucibles of innovation!
  • 31. 2. What is the role of social media in revolutions?
  • 32. “Fromthe rapid spread of the theses, I gather what the greater part of the nation thinks of indulgences.” — Martin Luther
  • 33. Social media does not cause revolutions but helps them along by synchronising opinion and acting as an “accelerant”
  • 34. 3. Is social media a fad?
  • 35. “Really old” media “New” media “Old” media 183360BC 2000
  • 36. Social media is not a fad. The mass-media era was a historical anomaly
  • 37. Modern social-media users are heirs to a centuries-long tradition
  • 38. Blogs = pamphlets Microblogs = coffeehouses Tumblr/Pinterest = commonplace books
  • 39. SHARE THIS LIVE SOCIAL MEDIA CONFERENCE 2013 #CIPRSM SOCIAL MEDIA: A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE FROM THE ROMANS TO THE INTERNET TOM STANDAGE @tomstandage

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