Technologies Role in Mass Media

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Technologies Role

Thomas Kelly
Communication 200
Yonilee Miller
February 11, 2013

Today as compared to say even twenty years ago technology is a part of almost everything we do. It is there in theory to make our lives easier. We can talk to people all over the world instantaneously, we can get news information up to the second on our phones, and we can view TV on hundreds of channels in many languages. Even for us students, the days of us going to the library are obsolete. Heck even going to class at all is becoming an increasingly dying breed. It is now all done by the click of a mouse. Using a computer has changed the learning styles and we are now sharing our experiences with students all over the world. Remember of the days of asking for directions? Those days are over now too with GPS on out phones or already installed in the car we drive. The device speaks to you and it is so precise that people do not even question it when it makes a mistake, instead they question themselves. This is just a taste of technologies role in the world today but its affect goes deeper and we look at it deeper with its electronic and digital media.
Pretty much since the invention of the printing press we have seen technologies role in mass media. Since its inception we have been able to produce news at a large number with the purpose of providing to all of society. It wasn’t really until the invention of radio and television though that technology really put its foot print on mass media. A whole new way of getting information without leaving your home was presented and this allowed people to communicate and be informed very readily.
Today it is all done digitally with the Internet being at the forefront. We are able to get answers to our questions at the push of the button. We have so many devices now: tablets, computers, smart phones, cameras, and TV’s.…...

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