Twitter updates, 18th century edition

From the New York Times, April 13, 2010. By Jennifer Valentino-DeVries

“But it turns out that the way people share information on Twitter bears some similarities to the way they shared it more than 200 years before the service was created in 2006, according to Cornell professor Lee Humphreys, who has been comparing messages from Twitter and those from diaries in the 18th and 19th centuries…”

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