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Evolution of Media

  • 130

    Acta Diurna in Rome (130 BC)

    Acta Diurna in Rome (130 BC)
    Acta Diurna were daily Roman official notices, a sort of daily gazette. They were carved on stone or metal and presented in message boards in public places like the Forum of Rome. They were also called simply Acta. History[edit]. The first form of Acta appeared around 131 BC during the Roman Republic.
  • 200

    Dibao in China (2nd Century)

    Dibao in China (2nd Century)
    The Chinese “Dibao” is the earliest and oldest newspaper in the world. During West Han time.
  • 220

    Printing Press using wood blocks (220 AD)

    Printing Press using wood blocks (220 AD)
    Woodblock printing is a technique for printing text, images or patterns used widely throughout East Asia and originating in China in antiquity as a method of printing on textiles and later paper. Prior to the invention of woodblock printing, seals and stamps were used for making impressions.
  • 500

    Codex in the Mayan Region (5th Century)

    Codex in the Mayan Region (5th Century)
    Maya codices (singular codex) are folding books written by the pre-Columbian Maya civilization in Maya hieroglyphic script on Mesoamerican bark cloth. … The Maya developed their huun-paper around the 5th century, which is roughly the same time that the codex became predominant over the scroll in the Roman world.
  • Newspaper in London (1640s)

    Newspaper in London (1640s)
    The London Gazette is one of the official journals of record of the British government, and the most important among such official journals in the United Kingdom, in which certain statutory notices are required to be published. The London Gazette claims to be the oldest surviving English newspaper and the oldest continuously published newspaper in the UK, having been first published on 7 November 1665 as The Oxford Gazette.
  • Pre-industrial Age (Before 1700 s)

    Pre-industrial Age (Before 1700 s)
    People discover fire, developed paper from plants, and forge weapon and tools with stone, bronze, copper, and iron.
  • Typewriter (1800s)

    Typewriter (1800s)
    The first commercial typewriters were introduced in 1874,[2] but did not become common in offices until after the mid-1880s.[3] The typewriter quickly became an indispensable tool for practically all writing other than personal handwritten correspondence. It was widely used by professional writers, in offices, and for business correspondence in private homes.
  • Telephone (1876)

    Telephone (1876)
    On this day in 1876, 29-year-old Alexander Graham Bell receives a patent for his revolutionary new invention–the telephone.
  • Motion Picture Photography/projection (1890s)

    Motion Picture Photography/projection (1890s)
    Motion picture, also called film or movie, series of still photographs on film, projected in rapid succession onto a screen by means of light. Because of the optical phenomenon known as persistence of vision, this gives the illusion of actual, smooth, and continuous movement.
  • Printing Press for Mass Production (19th Century)

    Printing Press for Mass Production (19th Century)
    During the nineteenth century the productivity of presses increased greatly, partly because of improvements in their construction and partly because of the use of steam to power them. As a result, print becomes more affordable and accessible to the working class. A typical example of this are the so-called penny prints, cheap single page prints which often commemorate important and unusual events.
  • Commercial Motion Picture (1930s)

    Commercial Motion Picture (1930s)
    A sound film is a motion picture with synchronized sound, or sound technologically coupled to image, as opposed to a silent film. The first known public exhibition of projected sound films took place in Paris in 1900, but it would be decades before reliable synchronization was made commercially practical. The first commercial screening of movies with fully synchronized sound took place in New York City in April 1923.
  • Industrial Age (1700-1930 s)

    Industrial Age (1700-1930 s)
    In this time people used the power of steam, developed machine tools, established iron production, and the manufacturing of various products (including books through the printing press)
  • Television (1941)

    Television (1941)
    CBS began experimental color field tests using film as early as 28 August 1940, and live cameras by 12 November. NBC (owned by RCA) made its first field test of color television on 20 February 1941. CBS began daily color field tests on 1 June 1941.
  • Large Electronic Computer (1949)

    Large Electronic Computer (1949)
    The first generation of modern programmed electronic computers was built in 1947. This group included computers using Random Access Memory (RAM), a form of memory designed to give almost instantaneous access to any information stored in memory. Physically they were much smaller than the ENIAC, about the size of a large piano and used only 2,500 electron tubes.
  • Main Frame Computer (1952)

    Main Frame Computer (1952)
    IBM mainframes are large computer systems produced by IBM since 1952. During the 1960s and 1970s, the term mainframe computer was almost synonymous with IBM products due to their market share. Current mainframes in IBM's line of business computers are developments of the basic design of the IBM System/360.
  • Transistor Radio (1954)

    Transistor Radio (1954)
  • Personal Computer (1975)

    Personal Computer (1975)
    In 1975 Ed Roberts coined the term personal computer when he introduced the Altair 8800. Although the first personal computer is considered to be the Kenback-1, which was first introduced for $750 in 1971. The computer relied on a series of switches for inputting data and output data by turning on and off a series of lights.
  • Electronic Age (1930-1980s)

    Electronic Age (1930-1980s)
    Electronic media are media that use electronics or electromechanical audience to access the content. ... Any equipment used in the electronic communication process (e.g. television, radio, telephone, desktop computer, game console, handheld device) may also be considered electronic media
  • Laptop (1980)

    Laptop (1980)
    The history of laptops describes the efforts in the 1970s and 1980s to build small, portable personal computers that combine the components, inputs, outputs and capabilities of a desktop computer in a small chassis.
  • LCD projector (1984)

    LCD projector (1984)
    Transcript of LCD Projector. >Invented by Gene Dolgoff, CEO and CTO of The 3D Source, Inc. >Dolgoff started inventing LCD Projectors during his college days (1968). >After trying many different materials, he settled on liquid crystals to modulate the light in 1971.
  • Information Age (1990-2000s)

    Information Age (1990-2000s)
    The Information Age is a historic period in the 21st century characterized by the rapid shift from traditional industry that the Industrial Revolution brought through industrialization, to an economy based on information technology.
  • Smartphone (1992)

    Smartphone (1992)
    A smartphone is a handheld personal computer. It possesses extensive computing capabilities, including high-speed access to the Internet using both Wi-Fi and mobile broadband. Most, if not all, smartphones are also built with support for Bluetooth and satellite navigation
  • Yahoo (1995)

    Yahoo (1995)
    Yahoo! was started at Stanford University. It was founded in January 1994 by Jerry Yang and David Filo, who were Electrical Engineering graduate students when they created a website named "Jerry and David's Guide to the World Wide Web". The Guide was a directory of other websites, organized in a hierarchy, as opposed to a searchable index of pages. In April 1994, Jerry and David's Guide to the World Wide Web was renamed "Yahoo!"!
  • Google (1996)

    Google (1996)
    The Google company was officially launched in 1998 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin to market Google Search, which has become the most widely used web-based search engine. Page and Brin, students at Stanford University in California, developed a search algorithm – at first known as "BackRub" – in 1996.
  • Blogspot (1999)

    Blogspot (1999)
    The term "weblog" was coined by Jorn Barger on 17 December 1997. The short form, "blog", was coined by Peter Merholz, who jokingly broke the word weblog into the phrase we blog in the sidebar of his blog in April or May 1999
  • Livejournal (1999)

    Livejournal (1999)
    LiveJournal is a community publishing platform, willfully blurring the lines between blogging and social networking. Since 1999 LiveJournal has been home to a wide array of creative individuals looking to share common interests, meet new friends, and express themselves.
  • Friendster (2002)

    Friendster (2002)
    While there were social networks that existed before Friendster, none of them engaged the mainstream with the same success. Launched by Jonathan Abrams and Peter Chin in March 2002.
  • Multiply (2003)

    Multiply (2003)
    Multiply, a media-heavy social network geared towards adults, has introduced a new backup system that will backup users’ videos and photos at full resolution. The premium service will cost users $20 per year for an unlimited amount of storage.
  • Wordpress (2003)

    Wordpress (2003)
    WordPress is an online, open source website creation tool written in PHP. But in non-geek speak, it’s probably the easiest and most powerful blogging and website content management system (or CMS) in existence today.
  • Facebook (2004)

    Facebook (2004)
    One of the most controversial websites in history, Facebook was launched in February 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg
  • Youtube (2005)

    Youtube (2005)
    YouTube logo
    YouTube was created by PayPal employees as a video-sharing website where users could upload, share and view content.[1] The Internet domain name "" was activated on Monday, February 14, 2005 at 9:13 p.m.[2]
  • Twitter (2006)

    Twitter (2006)
    Twitter (/ˈtwɪtər/) is an online news and social networking service on which users post and interact with messages known as "tweets". Tweets were originally restricted to 140 characters.Twitter was created in March 2006 by Jack Dorsey, Noah Glass, Biz Stone, and Evan Williams and launched in July of that year
  • tumblr (2007)

    tumblr (2007)
    Tumblr is a microblogging and social networking website founded by David Karp in 2007, and owned by Oath Inc. The service allows users to post multimedia and other content to a short-form blog
  • Android (2007)

    Android (2007)
    The version history of the Android mobile operating system began with the public release of the Android beta on November 5, 2007. The first commercial version, Android 1.0, was released on September 23, 2008. Android is continually developed by Google and the Open Handset Alliance, and it has seen a number of updates to its base operating system since the initial release.
  • Apple (2007)

    Apple (2007)
    The iPhone is the first smartphone model designed and marketed by Apple Inc, announced on January 9, 2007, after years of rumors and speculation.[9] This first generation iPhone was introduced in the United States on June 29, 2007. It featured quad-band GSM cellular connectivity with GPRS and EDGE support for data transfer
  • Skype (2008)

    Skype (2008)
    Skype (/skaɪp/) is a telecommunications application software product that specializes in providing video chat and voice calls between computers, tablets, mobile devices, the Xbox One console, and smartwatches via the Internet and to regular telephones.[7] Skype additionally provides instant messaging services. Users may transmit both text and video messages, and may exchange digital documents such as images, text, and video. Skype allows video conference calls.
  • Netbooks (2008)

    Netbooks (2008)
    Netbook is a generic name given to a category of small, lightweight, legacy-free, and inexpensive laptop computers that were introduced in 2007. Netbooks compete in the same market segment as mobiles and Chromebooks (a variation on the portable network computer)
  • Google Hangouts (2013)

    Google Hangouts (2013)
    Google Hangouts is a communication platform developed by Google which includes messaging, video chat, SMS and VOIP features. It replaces three messaging products that Google had implemented concurrently within its services, including Google Talk, Google+ Messenger (formerly: Huddle), and Hangouts, a video chat system present within Google+.
  • Clay Tablets In Mesopotamia (2400 BC)

    Clay Tablets In Mesopotamia (2400 BC)
    In the Ancient Near East, clay tablets (Akkadian ṭuppu) were used as a writing medium, especially for writing in cuneiform, throughout the Bronze Age and well into the Iron Age. Cuneiform characters were imprinted on a wet clay tablet with a stylus often made of reed (reed pen).
  • Papyrus In Egypt (2500 BC)

    Papyrus In Egypt (2500 BC)
    first papyrus was only used in Egypt, but by about 1000 BC people all over West Asia began buying papyrus from Egypt and using it, since it was much more convenient than clay tablets (less breakable, and not as heavy!). People made papyrus in small sheets and then glued the sheets together to make big pieces. (craft project?)