Italy: social media are improving public archaeology

Posted: 15/11/2013 in free archaeology, Research
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ANSAmed’s reported that Italian ‘archaeology is becoming “social” with the archaeoblogger [archeologia diventa ‘social’ con gli archeoblogger]’. It explains that social media are improving communication between universities and the public and between teachers and students, and education at/by archaeological sites and museums.

The article was more a surprise than anything else, because I read it to find out about archaeology in social media in Italy, but found that the conclusion – punchline? 😉 – of the article was unfree archaeology… What can I say? Davvero, sono stanco di lavorare gratis.

It was even more surprising than that seems, because I’ve written tens of thousands of words on precarious labour in the UK (and tens of thousands more on the problem elsewhere) but Italy is the first (and only!) place it has been (even incidentally) mentioned in “the” media.

Indeed, Alessandro d’Amore’s interview on free archaeology (on his blog), which led to the mention in the mainstream media, has already been read more times than most (if not all) of my posts on free archaeology.


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