History of Modern Social Media

Printing 15th Century: Printing Press, Guttenberg’s Press, Church and University 16th Century: Fragmentation, religious disunity 17th Century: Pamphleteers, newspapers, periodicals, allows for knowledge without experience, constitute “the public”.  Made up of middle class (bourgeois), literate, intellectuals. Mass Media 18th Century: liberal, intellectual elite challenging government. 19th Century:  Industrial Revolution, political elite claim that increasing knowledge…