How the medium shapes the message: Printing and the rise of the arts and sciences

@article{JaraFigueroa2019HowTM,
  title={How the medium shapes the message: Printing and the rise of the arts and sciences},
  author={C. Jara-Figueroa and A. Z. Yu and C. Hidalgo},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  year={2019},
  volume={14}
}
  • C. Jara-Figueroa, A. Z. Yu, C. Hidalgo
  • Published 2019
  • Computer Science, History, Medicine, Sociology
  • PLoS ONE
  • Communication technologies, from printing to social media, affect our historical records by changing the way ideas are spread and recorded. Yet, finding statistical evidence of this fact has been challenging. Here we combine a common causal inference technique (instrumental variable estimation) with a dataset on nearly forty thousand biographies from Wikipedia (Pantheon 2.0), to study the effect of the introduction of printing in European cities on Wikipedia’s digital biographical records. By… CONTINUE READING

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