The mass media

History of Mass Media

  • 220

    Woodblock Printing

    Woodblock Printing
    Examples dating to before 220 A.D. in China, woodblock printing is a technique for printing text, images or patterns that was used widely throughout East Asia.
  • Jan 1, 1440

    Priniting Press

    Priniting Press
    A device for evenly printing ink onto a print medium (substrate) such as paper or cloth. Invented in the Holy Roman Empire by the German Johannes Gutenberg around 1440, based on existing screw presses.
  • Offset Printing

    Offset Printing
    A widely used printing technique where the inked image is transferred (or "offset") from a plate to a rubber blanket, then to the printing surface. Development of the offset press came in two versions: In 1875 by Robert Barclay of England for printing on tin, and in 1903 by Ira Washington Rubel of the United States for printing on paper.
  • Mobile Phone

    Mobile Phone
    a device that can make and receive telephone calls over a radio link while moving around a wide geographic area. It does so by connecting to a cellular network provided by a mobile phone operator, allowing access to the public telephone network. By contrast, a cordless telephone is used only within the short range of a single, private base station.
  • Radio Broadcasting

    Radio Broadcasting
    Radio broadcasting is a one-way wireless transmission over radio waves intended to reach a wide audience. The first claimed audio transmission that could be termed a broadcast occurred on Christmas Eve in 1906, and was made by Reginald Fessenden. Whether this broadcast actually took place is disputed
  • Television (TV)

    Television (TV)
    A telecommunication medium for transmitting and receiving moving images that can be monochrome (black-and-white) or colored, with or without accompanying sound. Commercially available since the late 1920s, the television set has become commonplace in homes, businesses and institutions, particularly as a vehicle for advertising, a source of entertainment, and news.
  • World Wide Web

    World Wide Web
    A system of interlinked hypertext documents accessed via the Internet.
  • Myspace

    A social networking service owned by Specific Media LLC and pop music singer and actor Justin Timberlake. Myspace was launched in Beverly Hills, California. In June 2012, Myspace had 25 million unique U.S. visitors.
  • Facebook

    A social networking service owned and operated by Facebook, Inc. As of September 2012, Facebook has over one billion active users, more than half of them using Facebook on a mobile device. Users must register before using the site, after which they may create a personal profile, add other users as friends, and exchange messages, including automatic notifications when they update their profile.
  • Apple Inc.

    Apple Inc.
    An American multinational corporation headquartered in Cupertino, California that designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, computer software, and personal computers. Its best-known hardware products are the Mac line of computers, the iPod, the iPhone, and the iPad. Its software includes the OS X and iOS operating systems, the iTunes media browser, the Safari web browser, and the iLife and iWork creativity and production suites.