Essay On Media Revolution

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Revolution is defined as an instance of revolving. Media is the main means of mass communication through Television, Radio, Books, and Newspapers. Hence, Media Revolution is basically of how media has changed throughout the years. One such example is the means of communication through the internet; which was not present till the early 1990’s.
The first media revolution was from none other than the printing press. Before Johannes Gutenberg, movable type pressers were already being used in China from the early years of the last millennium. 500 years ago, it was known as the Gutenberg era where the mass production of materials became a reality. During that period of time, it was known that only the elites had opportunities to write news and have access to materials as many of the elites were literate. Around 1440, Johannes Gutenberg introduced the movable type to Germany. During that period of time due to the government being an authoritarian ruler, they were exceptionally wary of the dissemination of information, and the freedom of speech. Because of this, the people had to fight for the right to be able to criticize and state their opinions. Decades later, the printing press spread throughout Europe, and by the 19th Century, Gutenberg’s hand-operated style press was replaced by steam-powered
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The world wide web is basically an information space where documents and other web resources are identified by URLs, which can be accessed through the Internet. Thus, from there onwards, people were able to get access to whatever information they needed through the internet including news. This was before the invention of social media networking sites such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Flickr, Tumblr. After the invention of these websites, it was even more easier for people to interact, share and access information. Social media websites also allow people to share whatever information they have to a larger mass of
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