HISTORY OF MEDIA

By VGLP99
  • 30,000 BCE

    Cave Painting

    Cave Painting
    Earliest form of communication. These are painted drawing on the wall of a cave walls or ceiling, often depicting animals. And the exact purpose of the Paleolithic paintings or cave paintings is not known.
  • 3300 BCE

    Bamboo Inscription

    Bamboo Inscription
    It originated in China and they use it as the main media for documents during prehistoric era.
  • 2500 BCE

    Papyrus

    Papyrus
    This was used in ancient times as writing surface.This is a plant that grows wild all over the Nile river valley, so it is very common in Egypt.
  • 2400 BCE

    Clay Tablets

    Clay Tablets
    Mesopotamian cuneiform writing (means: “wedge-shaped”) was made with the help of the stylus to make wedge shaped marks in the clay. Using this method over thousands of years, Mesopotamian scribes recorded on clay tablets – daily events, trade, the numbers of sheep, cattle, crops, laborers in the workforce, because trade and economic necessities were likely the biggest motivators for writing.
  • 500 BCE

    Maya codices

    Maya codices
    These are folding books stemming from the pre-Columbian Maya civilization, written in Maya hieroglyphic script on Mesoamerican paper, made from the inner bark of certain trees, the main being the wild fig tree or Amate (Ficus Glabrata).
  • 131 BCE

    Acta Diurna

    Acta Diurna
    The first proto-newspaper appeared as early as 131 B.C. It was an ancient Roman daily gazette called Acta Diurna (Daily Acts sometimes translated as Daily Public Records). Acta Diurna informed citizens of political and social happenings in ancient Rome.
  • 100 BCE

    Paper

    Paper
    This was invented in China to store historical records and stories
  • 101

    Dibao

    Dibao
    Chinese first newspaper that literally "reports from the [official] residences", were a type of publications issued by central and local governments in imperial China.
  • 220

    Printing press using wood blocks

    Printing press using wood blocks
    This 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.
  • Relation

    Relation
    Relation aller Fürnemmen und gedenckwürdigen Historien (Account of All Distinguished and Commemorable News) was published in Strasbourg, Germany, and was the first European newspaper.
  • Successos Felices

    Successos Felices
    The first Philippine newpaper which was published by Tomas Pinpin.
  • Oxford Gazette

    Oxford Gazette
    Oxford Gazette was the first newspaper written in English. This was later changed into London Gazette.
  • Malling Hansen's typing ball

    Malling Hansen's typing ball
    The concept of a typewriter dates back at least to 1714. But, the first typewriter proven to have worked was built by the Italian Pellegrino Turri in 1808.
  • Printing press

    Printing press
    Printing press was industrialized by Friedrich Koenig, but it was first crafted by Johannes Gutenberg in 15th century.
  • Morse Telegraph Receiver

    Morse Telegraph Receiver
    The first telegraph that was invented by Samuel Morse
  • Facsimile

    Facsimile
    The first technology to send an image over a wire, invented by Scottish mechanic and inventor Alexander Bain in 1843 to 1846
  • Bell's Centennial Telephone

    Bell's Centennial Telephone
    The first telephone that was invented by Alexander Graham Bell.
  • Zoopraxiscope

    Zoopraxiscope
    This is an early device for displaying motion pictures, which was created by photographic pioneer, Eadweard Muybridge in 1879, it may be considered the first movie projector.
  • Magnetic storage

    Magnetic storage
    Magnetic storage in the form of wire recording—audio recording on a wire—was publicized by Oberlin Smith in the Sept 8, 1888 issue of the Electrical World. Smith had previously filed a patent in September, 1878 but found no opportunity to pursue the idea as his business was machine tools.
  • Lumière Cinematographe

    Lumière Cinematographe
    A device which projected film created by Brothers Auguste and Louis Lumiere.
  • Commercial Wireless Telegraphy

    Commercial Wireless Telegraphy
    The first developed wireless telegraphy/ radio system that was invented by Gulielmo Marconi.
  • Electronic Scanning Television

    Electronic Scanning Television
    This was first successfully demonstrated in San Francisco. The television was not created or invented by one person as there were other inventors who put significant contributions to make it possible.
  • Walkie-Talkie

    Walkie-Talkie
    The first portable radio signaling system created by Canadian inventor Donald Hings for his employer CM&S. The system was once called a "packset", then it later became known as a "walkie-talkie". In 1942, Hings' model C-58 "Handy-Talkie" was in military service by 1942, the result of a secret R&D effort that began in 1940.
  • Electronic Delay Storage Automatic Calculator (EDSAC)

    Electronic Delay Storage Automatic Calculator (EDSAC)
    This was an early British computer that became the first stored-program computer in regular use.
  • IBM 704 Computer

    IBM 704 Computer
    The first mass-produced computer with core memory and floating-point arithmetic
  • Geostationary communication satellite

    Geostationary communication satellite
    The concept of the geostationary communications satellite was first proposed by Arthur C. Clarke, building on work by Konstantin Tsiolkovsky.
  • NCSA's Mosaic™

    NCSA's Mosaic™
    This wasn't the first Web browser, but it was the first to make a major splash in 1993.
  • Internet Explorer

    Internet Explorer
    This is a series of graphical web browsers that was created by Microsoft Corporation and was launched in 1995.
  • Blogger

    Blogger
    This was launched by Pyra Lab in 1999, and was bought by Google in 2003. This was named Blogs, then changed to Blogspot, and was later changed to Blogger in 2006.
  • Friendster

    Friendster
    Friendster was a social gaming site based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It was originally a social networking service website.
  • Wordpress

    Wordpress
    WordPress is a free and open-source content management system based on PHP and MySQL that was released in 2003.
  • Multiply

    Multiply
    This was a social networking service with an emphasis on allowing users to share media – such as photos, videos and blog entries – with their "real-world" network.
  • Facebook

    Facebook
    This is an American for-profit corporation and an online social media and social networking service based in Menlo Park, California.
  • Twitter

    Twitter
    This was originally named as Twttr. This is an online news and social networking service where users post and interact with messages, called "tweets."
  • Tumblr

    Tumblr
    This is a microblogging platform and social networking site founded by David Karp in 2007, and owned by Oath Inc.
  • Instagram

    Instagram
    It was created by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, and launched in October 2010 as a free mobile app exclusively for the iOS operating system.