Did Facebook and Twitter originate in the Renaissance
Is Social Media a new thing or are we just reinventing ourselves? We are living in a new era similar to the Renaissance where ideas, creativity, opinions and news are shared through circles of friends, creating intellectual networks and connecting and sharing with others in distant lands, just a little faster these days.
“Just as we create user names for our profiles on Facebook and Twitter and create circles of friends on Google plus, these scholars created nicknames, shared – and commented on – topical ideas, the news of the day, and exchanged poems, plays and music,” said Professor Jane Everson, Principal-investigator in a press statement. “It may have taken a little longer for this to be shared without the Internet, but through the creation of yearbooks and volumes of letters and speeches, they shared the information of the day.”