Digital technologies have taken advantage of computers and the internet have led to products and services that provide information or entertainment. Social media, blogs, and online news outlets are referred to as new media. These channels of communication have a great impact on the society, businesses and politics. New media is a relative term, that has been defined by some many, but several practical and theoretical considerations help to clarify what new media is. The difference between new media and old media is that old media is for part mass media and new media is highly interactive while old media is not.
Mass communication has emerged with the new media environment, as there was a huge change in the internet and digitals televisions. New media environment changed communication as it became two-way communication, the media became more abundant and new important terms emerged like media convergence and electronic commerce. Media convergence is a very important
Is traditional media really going the way of the Dinosaurs? New media’s influence on people’s opinions and behaviours to traditional media It is a fact that the excessive use of new media has lead to a changing perception on the uses that old media provides. Accessibility of New Media: New media has become very accessible, as the 21st century rolls in. In “Anatomy of Media”, Gordon states that the rise of the internet in this era, which slowly created the global village that Marshall McLuhan envisioned(13), has influenced people and driven them to lean towards new media, rather than the conventional traditional media. The global village, which brings forth the idea that the world is connected as a single community via telecommunications.
The propagation of Internet-based communication, social media and smartphones, favours the formation of innovative methods of co-presence in transnational families thus challenging the knowledge that strong family relationships and kinship necessitate physical presence and face-to-face contacts. Older methods of transnationalism connection are often contrasted with the current communication patterns which have changed dramatically. Recent research establishes that the new digital technology offers new prospects for communication, imagination and representation, and in determining contemporary understandings of kinship in transnational spaces as immigrants are often left out from the public range or normal media. Data also specifies that new social media augment a migrants’ capacity to sustain family and kinship contacts across long distances to create widespread personal networks, and also to participate in the debates for the betterment of their societies. Today,
In the 21st century, texting has become a common element in the art of communication; its popularity can be based on the increase in communication devices such as cell phones, personal computers, and tablets among others. Social media and social sites are a major contributor to the rapid increase of texting especially among generation Y. According to John McWhorter, a linguistic and writer by profession, texting cannot be entirely classified as a segment of writing, but has developed into quite a unique form of communication; speaking through writing. Although, educators and linguistics have picked out various damaging effects of texting in the development of language and writing skills, especially among students, texting however, could be
Unlike print and electronic media, digital media uses the latest modern technologies such as smart phones, e-books and social networks and all that requires internet connection to work. Abbate (2000) informed that “the worldwide system called the Internet played a major role in developing and popularizing network technology, which placed computers at the center of a new communication medium”. The Internet evolved to a globe-spanning system linking millions of computers from a single experimental network serving a dozen sites in the United States between the late 1960s and the 1990s, (Abbate, 2000). Currently, new media poses challenges to the print and the electronic media and is now trying to succeed the other two media with the advanced technology of the internet. The new media, make it convenient to use variety of modes, more specifically the mode of image – still or moving – as well as other modes, such as sound effect and music for example (Kress, 2003).
Image Processing is an evergreen field, which is forever on the rise, with new problems to tackle, and innovative solutions to develop. The term digital image processing generally refers to processing of a two-dimensional picture by a digital computer [1,2]. In a broader context, it implies digital processing of any two-dimensional data. A digital image is an array of real numbers represented by a finite number of bits. Computational Photography is relatively new research area of image processing, which describes the convergence of computer graphics, computer vision, and the Internet with photography.
The new communications technologies that are based on computers, multimedia computers, local area networks (LANs), Internet, digital TV) that could be clear operationally as systems and resources are for processing, storage and diffusion of digitised information that is based on use of computer technology, are causing reflective changes and alterations of social and cultural nature, as well as economic. To such an extent the social impact of new technologies is so controlling that states are entering into a new period or stage of human civilisation, which is assumed as the "knowledge society" (Boyd and Crawford, 2012). It is noted that the way we communicate each other has changed forever. However, the proximity of email has exchanged the
Introduction Technology affects the way individuals communicate, learn, and think. It helps define society and determines how one interacts with others on a daily basis. Technology has both positive and negative affects on society including the possible improvement or declination of society. Internet of Things is the future of technology , As of 2013, the vision of the Internet of Things has evolved due to a convergence of multiple technologies, ranging from wireless communication to the Internet and from embedded systems tomicro-electromechanical systems (MEMS). Now consider that IoT represents the next evolution of the Internet, taking a huge leap in its ability to gather, analyze, and distribute data that we can turn into information,
Media can be simply defined as the means of mass communication. It may take many forms such as; the Internet, radio, television or the newspaper. The rapid development of media technology in the 21st Century, has had a direct affect on our everyday life. To keep on moving forward our society relies on information and communication in all aspects of our daily activities. To consider the affect of media on our everyday life it is vital to set the arguments on the fundamental idea introduced by Mark Deuze in Media, Culture and Society, that we “live in media, rather than with media” therefore, “media cannot be conceived of as separate to us” (Deuze, 2001, pp.143).