These days, everyone knows about Facebook and Twitter. But social media isn’t a recent phenomenon.
The various methods humans have used over the centuries to communicate with friends and family will be explored at a Seymour Historical Society program on Sunday, Feb. 25, at 2 p.m.
Modern-day social media is closely linked to computer technology. But Egyptians used wax tablets that were precursors to the iPad. Romans wrote on papyrus rolls long before the laptop computer was invented. Europeans debated major issues in 17th-century coffee houses that predated Twitter and Reddit.
In this program, social media marketing consultant Kayleigh Mihalko will discuss how peer-to-peer communication has evolved from Ancient Rome to the Age of Facebook.
The snow date for this program is Sunday, March 4, at 2 p.m.
The Seymour Historical Society is located at 59 West Street, near the Trinity Episcopal Church.