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A review of Lydia Pine's Postcards: The Rise and Fall of the World’s First Social Network.


This is an Accepted Manuscript version of the following book review, accepted for publication in History: Reviews of New Books, volume 51, in 2023. It is deposited under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License (, which permits non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


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