shadow history


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shadow history

n
(Historical Terms) another name for secret history
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Many sheets may look unimpressive, but beneath the scrawls and crossingsout lies a shadow history of The Beatles.
But in order to grasp this 'dialectic', one must study not only a great tradition's written sources but also, and especially, its 'shadow history'.
Finn Brunton, the author of "Spam: A Shadow History of the Internet,'' says scammers are getting more sophisticated, scrubbing their targets' Facebook pages to pull out details that will make the pleas for help more convincing.
"For me, the 'I just bought a Soya Latte' status update is indeed the ultimate spam, especially since it replicates through your social network without any hackers needing to automate it." Spam: A Shadow History of the Internet.