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Satiric Medieval Social Media

A Comical Chronology of the Middle Ages' Facebook News Feed

— August 1, 2011 — Pop Culture
Classroom history books can be a bore to read, whereas this Middle Ages Facebook News Feed would have much better success at teaching a tech-savvy generation about past events. The staff at CollegeHumor.com have put together yet another interpretation of an international chronological narrative, taking place between 650 AD and 1350 AD.

China, Western Europe, the Byzantine Empire, the Arabs and several notable characters of great influence communicate and interact on the social networking website, using status updates to assert displeasure and creating Facebook events to launch crusades and sieges. Throughout the Middle Ages Facebook News Feed, different religious and geographical groups comment on each others' wall posts and shared links in a way that translates complex relationships, correspondence and conflict into a language and medium that entertains and educates modern man.

Credits: College Humor
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