mass media

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  • 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.
  • Electric Telegraphy

    Electric Telegraphy
    Invention of Electric Telegraph by George Louis Lesage
  • Type Writer

    Type Writer
    Invention of Typewriter by W.S. Burt
  • Telephone

    Invention of Telephone by Alexander Graham Bell
  • First Photography

    First Photography
    Invention of the phonograph by Thomas Alva Edison
  • 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.
  • TV

    commercially available to consumers by the 1930's.
    13 years to reach 50 million people
  • Mobil Phone

    Mobil Phone
    First handheld Mobile Phone by John Mitchel, and Martin Cooper
  • Color Television

    Color Television
    Color television has gone a long way. Guillermo González Camarena is known as the father of this technology.
  • Internet

    Large network of computers grew faster than anyone imagined. Reached 50 million in 4 years
  • iPod

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