This book, Histories of Social Media by Jonathan Salem Baskin, has been on my reading list for over two years now. It was first suggested to me by peer Olivier Blanchard for the summer reading column for my monthly newspaper column.
This was a fascinating read to me. So thought-provoking as how he laid out the thesis in essay form. The book puts social media in historical context and breaks it down with events. Social media isn’t “new”, it has evolved as part of human need to connect and communicate.
My only negative point is the book just ended and didn’t really have a conclusion chapter tying it all together. Or maybe the author wants you to form your conclusions using the worksheets at the end of the book.
It is a quick and enjoyable read for those not only interested in social media and communications, but history. It is a book, which sparks thought and conversations. Worth having on your reading list.
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