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  • whoisariston shared from Writing on the Wall: Social Media - The First 2,000 Years by Tom Standage
    The Roman writer Virgil told of Fama, the goddess of rumor, who took the form of a dreadful monster with large wings and an ear, an eye, and a mouth at the base of every feather. “In the day she posts herself on the summits of the highest buildings to see all; in the night she perambulates the firmament to relate all; she never takes repose, as assiduous in spreading the false as in distributing the true.
    Note: An interesting perspective.