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Did you hear?

Posted by: | September 18, 2009 | 1 Comment |

Before Twitter, Facebook and Myspace. Before newspapers, pamphlets and gazettes there was only one way to get the news. Word-of-mouth. For over 102,000 years word-of-mouth has been used to transfer the latest news from one person to the next across vast regions.  Stories of Pheidippides and Israel Bissell show us how far people went to spread the news.  […]

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The Chinese are credited with many inventions that helped change the world. Their “four great inventions” had enormous impacts throughout history.  Two of those great inventions had direct impacts on the dissemination of news. China’s first major contribution to news, however, was not an invention.  It was the domestication of the horse circa 3500 B.C. […]

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