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It can be frustrating forcing your thoughts into 140 characters, or keeping tabs on what you post in a status update, or reading Top 10 list after Top 10 list on your favorite blog. For storytellers of the past, it was just as difficult to tell a good story in dactylic hexameter, or using flags hoisted up on a ship’s mast.

In Nothing New: An Irreverent History of Storytelling and Social Media, authors Ryan Brock (professional writer and entrepreneur) and Muhammad Yasin (social media strategist and public speaker) take a look at the long history of people who told the right story at the right time. Read along as they explore the world of social media in the digital age and look to the past to learn that when it comes to the art of storytelling, there’s nothing new under the sun.

  • Learn from history’s great storytellers
  • Understand today’s social media
  • Find the key to telling your story

 

 

Learn from History’s Great Storytellers

History is full of examples of leaders and heroes who were perfect for their moment in time. Likewise, some of the most famous storytellers of the past earned the adoration of their people by learning how to properly exploit the technology and literature of their day.

In Nothing New: An Irreverent History of Storytelling and Social Media, authors Ryan Brock and Muhammad Yasin share the stories of an emperor who needed some good propaganda, an admiral who needed to inspire his fleet, and a publisher who wanted to cause some trouble for the establishment. Read along to see how each of these history lessons can help us better tell our stories in an age of blogging and social media:

  • Virgil and his epic poem, The Aeneid
  • Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson’s famous signal from the Battle of Trafalgar
  • James and Benjamin Franklin’s Boston newspaper, The New-England Courant

 

 

Not Your Average Social Media E-book

Maybe you use social media to share with your friends and family, or follow your favorite celebrities. Maybe your job as a marketer in the digital age is to make the most out of major networks like Facebook and Twitter. Whatever brings you online, one thing is made certain in this social media e-book, The social web is here to stay.

In Nothing New: An Irreverent History of Storytelling and Social Media, authors Ryan Brock and Muhammad Yasin explore how people use social media channels like blogs, Twitter, and major social networks and combat the notion that there’s a “right” way to be social. Read along as the authors of this social media e-book issue a challenge to learn your channel and tell your own story, whatever it is. Take an in-depth look at:

  • Blogging
  • Twitter
  • Social networks like Facebook and Google+