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Ryan Cordell on NPR

Assistant professor Ryan Cordell spoke with National Public Radio’s Scott Simon on Weekend Edition on Saturday, May 23rd about how popular news items “went viral” in the nineteenth-century.  “We find a lot of sentimental stories that were widely circulated, things that are supposed to evoke emotions – usually some sadness, even,” says Cordell.  “We often talk about the Internet enabling virality, but it seems clear to me that there’s something much deeper about the kinds of things that we share and why we share them that extends prior to the technology we’re working with today.”

Published On: May 26, 2015 | Tags:
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