Yes, I’m working on another book, this time on the history of the idea of social media, from Roman times to the internet. I’ve been researching this for more than a year already, and there was quite a lot of overlap with my recent special report in The Economist on the future of news, which examined the growing importance of social media in the news ecosystem, and set the current difficulties of the news industry in historical context. I’ve got the outline of the new book sorted out, and gave a preview of some of its content in a recent speech (see below). Now for the hard part: I actually have to write it.
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