History of Media Technology

  • Jan 1, 1439

    Printing Press

    Printing Press
    This new technology alowed the mass production of printed documents, but at the time only 5% of the population were literate,
  • Journals

    Journals began being published and shared between scientists and between engineers. Sharing this information allowed the advancement of technology to speed up.
  • Magazines

    Technology allowed the monthly publishing of documents, some of which were general interest proving, that more people could now read.
  • Newspapers

    Technology now allows for daily publishing. This allows the public to react to major events the day after they have happened. It also created the role of the reporter.
  • Telephone

    This allowed communication to commence in real-time across long distances. At the time they were only used in commerce.
  • Home telephone

    Home telephone
    The home telephone was only available to the rich at the time it was first produced.
  • Radio

    Radio was the first mass media that was broadcast into people's homes. It was state funded and was affordable to most families. It was used by HItler to spread his propaganda and helped him come into power.
  • Television

    The TV was state funded via licence payers. It's a very powerful form of media, there are approximately 24 million TVs in the UK today.
  • Internet

    The American Army invented the internet so that multiple army bases could stay in contact with each other in case of an attack.
  • Cable TV

    Cable TV
    Cable TV allowed access to many more channels, much more information. Putting in the cables also laid the ground work for broadband.
  • Mobile phone

    Mobile phone
    The first mobile phone cost £2000, weighed 1kg and the battery perimtted half an hour of talktime, They were mainly used for business.
  • Satalite TV

    Satalite TV
    Satalite TV was very high tech at the time, providing hundreds of channels. It also allowed live recording and reporting at major incidents.
  • Text message

    Text message
    Quickly became the most popular form of communication between people. Approximately 1.2 billion texts are sent every month,
  • Public internet (Web 1.0)

    Public internet (Web 1.0)
    The first form of public internet allowed people to search for information and buy things.
  • 3G

    This technology allowed people to take pictures and videos and send them between each other. In affect to this anyone could potentially become a reporter.
  • Web 2.0

    Web 2.0
    Web 2.0 was the birth of social networking and quickly became popular.
  • 4G

    This allowed high speed internet access.
  • Web 3.0

    Web 3.0
    With this new technology people can now harness the internet as a tool to organise their lives and find nything they need, It has also seen the birth of clouds.