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Development of Mass Media

  • Sep 20, 1450

    Printing Press

    Printing Press
    The Gutenburg printing press was the first mass media device. It introduced modern book printing. Spread news farther than anything before it.
  • Edison Phonograph

    Edison Phonograph
    The Phonograph was the first consumer product designed for reproducing sound recordings.
  • Radio Stations in US and Canada

    Radio Stations in US and Canada
    Radio stations started broadcasting in the beginning of the 20th century. This brought the new concept of listening to radio programming into more peoples homes on affordable radios. Radio audience grew very fast.
    Took 38 years to reach 50 million people.
  • Television

    Television was made commercially available to consumers by the 1930's.
    13 years to reach 50 million people
  • Sony Walkman

    Sony Walkman
    Walkman was the first affordable personal portable stereo.
  • The Internet

    The Internet
    Large network of computers grew faster than anyone imagined. Reached 50 million in 4 years
  • First Text

    First Text
  • iPod

    Changed the way we listen, store, and purchase music. Reached 50 Million people in 3 years
  • iTunes Store

    iTunes Store
    Most popular music vendor since 2008.
  • Facebook

    Massive social networking only took 2 years to reach 50 million users