It’s common knowledge that the ancient Romans were using tablets long before Apple and Samsung stuck their logo on them.

While they weren’t as addicted to Angry Birds as the youth of today there was a lot more social media going on than we might have realised.

As Tom Standage explains, social media isn’t the just sign of modern times but of days BC also.

At TEDxOxbridge, he takes us on a tour of the history of how news and ideas were spread and discussed – from the letters of Cicero to the coffee houses of Elizabethan England – and shows that social media is not that new after all.

If you’re in the mood for more TEDx talks, TEDx Stormont Women takes place in Stormont on Friday May 29 from 2-7pm.

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