The Evolution of Traditional to New Media

Timeline created by Erika Pada
In Film
  • Pre-Historic Age

    People discovered fire, developed paper from plants and forged weapons and tools with stone, bronze, copper and iron.
  • Pre-Industrial Age

    People discovered fire, developed paper from plants, and forged weapons and tools with stone, bronze, copper and iron.
  • Cave Paintings

    Cave Paintings
    Cave paintings (also known as "parietal art") are painted drawings on cave walls or ceilings, mainly of prehistoric origin, dated to some 40,000 years ago (around 38,000 BCE) in Eurasia.
  • Papyrus in Egpyt

    Papyrus in Egpyt
    Papyrus is a material similar to thick paper that was used in ancient times as writing surface. It was made from the pith of the papyrus plant, Cyperus papyrus, a wetland sedge.
  • Printing Press Using Wood Blocks

    Printing Press Using Wood Blocks
    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.
  • Clay Tablets of Mesopotamia

    Clay Tablets of Mesopotamia
    In the Ancient Near East, clay tablets 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).
  • Dibao in China (2nd Century)

    Dibao in China (2nd Century)
    Dibao, sometimes called headmen or constables, were local officials in Qing and early Republican China, typically selected from among the prominent landowners. Working in communities of around 100 households, they were charged with overseeing boundaries and land disputes.
  • Acta Diurna in Rome

    Acta Diurna in Rome
    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.
  • Codex in Mayan region

    Codex in Mayan region
    A codex, plural codices, is a book constructed of a number of sheets of paper, vellum, papyrus, or similar materials, with hand-written contents.
  • Newspaper

    Newspaper
    A newspaper is a periodical publication containing written information about current events and is often typed in black ink with a white or gray background.
  • Typewriter

    Typewriter
    A typewriter is a machine that was commonly used in the past and which has keys that are pressed in order to print letters, numbers, or other characters onto paper.
  • Telegraph

    Telegraph
    Telegraphy is the long-distance transmission of textual messages where the sender uses symbolic codes, known to the recipient, rather than a physical exchange of an object bearing the message.
  • Telephone

    Telephone
    A telephone, also called phone is a communication tool. Originally it was an electric tool transmitting analogue speech along wires. Now it is an electronic tool sending digital signals on wires or radio transmission. Using a telephone, two people who are in different places can talk to each other. Early telephones needed to be connected with wires which are called fixed or landline telephones. Now telephone calls can be sent with radio. This is called wireless or cordless.
  • Punch Card

    Punch Card
    A punched card or punch card is a piece of stiff paper that can be used to contain digital data represented by the presence or absence of holes in predefined positions. Digital data can be used for data processing applications or, in earlier examples, used to directly control automated machinery.
  • Motion Picture Photography/Projection

    Motion Picture Photography/Projection
    Motion picture photography, dating from the 1890s, is one of the oldest of modern imaging, technologies that remains current today. Motion picture theory is simple and clear‐cut. Motion film is composed of a series of still pictures. When the still pictures are projected progressively and rapidly onto a screen, the eye perceives motion, hence they become a motion picture.
  • Printing Press for Mass Production

    Printing Press for Mass Production
    A printing press is a mechanical device for applying pressure to an inked surface resting upon a print medium (such as paper or cloth), thereby transferring the ink. It marked a dramatic improvement on earlier printing methods in which the cloth, paper or other medium was brushed or rubbed repeatedly to achieve the transfer of ink, and accelerated the process.
  • Commercial Motion Picture

    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.
  • Motion Picture with Sound

    Motion Picture with Sound
    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 decades passed before sound motion pictures were made commercially practical.
  • Television

    Television
    A television (also known as a TV) is a machine with a screen. Televisions receive broadcasting signals and turn them into pictures and sound. The word "television" comes from the words tele (Greek for far away) and vision (sight).
  • Transistor Radio

    Transistor Radio
    A transistor radio is a small portable radio receiver that uses transistor-based circuitry. Following their development in 1954, made possible by the invention of the transistor in 1947, they became the most popular electronic communication device in history, with billions manufactured during the 1960s and 1970s.
  • EDSAC (Electronic Delay Storage Automatic Calculator)

    EDSAC (Electronic Delay Storage Automatic Calculator)
    The Electronic delay storage automatic calculator was an early British computer. Inspired by John von Neumann's seminal First Draft of a Report on the EDVAC, the machine was constructed by Maurice Wilkes and his team at the University of Cambridge Mathematical Laboratory in England.
  • OHP Projector

    OHP Projector
    An overhead projector (OHP) is a variant of slide projector that is used to display images to an audience.
  • UNIVAC 1

    UNIVAC 1
    UNIVAC (Universal Automatic Computer) is a line of electronic digital stored-program computers starting with the products of the Eckert–Mauchly Computer Corporation. Later the name was applied to a division of the Remington Rand company and successor organizations.
  • IBM 704

    IBM 704
    The IBM 704, introduced by IBM in 1954, is the first mass-produced computer with floating-point arithmetic hardware.
  • Hewlett Packard 9100A

    Hewlett Packard 9100A
    Hewlett packard 9100A is an early computer (or programmable calculator).
  • Floppy Disk

    Floppy Disk
    A floppy disk is a magnetic storage medium for computer systems. The floppy disk is composed of a thin, flexible magnetic disk sealed in a square plastic carrier. In order to read and write data from a floppy disk, a computer system must have a floppy diskdrive (FDD).
  • Apple 1

    Apple 1
    Apple Computer 1, also known later as the Apple I, or Apple-1, is a desktop computer released by the Apple Computer Company in 1976. It was designed and hand-built by Steve Wozniak. Wozniak's friend Steve Jobs had the idea of selling the computer.
  • Portable Computer

    Portable Computer
    A portable computer was a computer designed to be easily moved from one place to another and included a display and keyboard.
  • WWW (World Wide Web)

    WWW (World Wide Web)
    The World Wide Web, commonly known as the Web, is an information system where documents and other web resources are identified by Uniform Resource Locators, which may be interlinked by hypertext, and are accessible over the Internet.
  • IBM Simon

    IBM Simon
    The IBM Simon was the first ever mobile phone to feature software applications.
  • Personal Digital Assistants

    Personal Digital Assistants
    A tablet computer, commonly shortened to tablet, is a mobile device, typically with a mobile operating system and touchscreen display processing circuitry, and a rechargeable battery in a single thin, flat package.
  • Internet Explorer

    Internet Explorer
    Internet Explorer was a series of graphical web browsers developed by Microsoft and included in the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, starting in 1995. It was first released as part of the add-on package Plus! for Windows 95 that year.
  • Amazon

    Amazon
    Amazon.com, Inc., is an American multinational technology company based in Seattle, Washington that focuses on e-commerce, cloud computing, digital streaming and artificial intelligence. It is considered one of the Big Four technology companies along with Google, Apple and Facebook.
  • Google

    Google
    Google LLC is an American multinational technology company that specializes in Internet-related services and products, which include online advertising technologies, search engine, cloud computing, software, and hardware. It is considered one of the Big Four technology companies, alongside Amazon, Apple and Facebook.
  • Wearable Technology

    Wearable Technology
    Wearable technology, wearables, fashion technology, tech togs, or fashion electronics are smart electronic devices that can be incorporated into clothing or worn on the body as implants or accessories.
  • Wikipedia

    Wikipedia
    Wikipedia is a multilingual online encyclopedia, based on open collaboration through a wiki-based content editing system. It is the largest and most popular general reference work on the World Wide Web,and is one of the most popular websites ranked by Alexa as of June 2019.
  • Friendster

    Friendster
    Friendster was a U.S. social networking site based in Mountain View, CA, founded in 2003 by Jonathan Abrams. It was originally a social networking service website.The website was also used for dating and discovering new events, bands and hobbies. Users could share videos, photos, messages and comments with other members via profiles and networks. It is considered one of the original social networks.
  • Skype

    Skype
    Skype is a telecommunications application that specializes in providing video chat and voice calls between computers, tablets, mobile devices, the Xbox One console, and smartwatches via the Internet. Skype also provides instant messaging services. Users may transmit text, video, audio and images.
  • Facebook

    Facebook
    Facebook, Inc. is an American online social media and social networking service company based in Menlo Park, California. It was founded by Mark Zuckerberg, along with fellow Harvard College students and roommates Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes.
  • Youtube

    Youtube
    YouTube is an American video-sharing website headquartered in San Bruno, California.
  • Twitter

    Twitter
    Twitter is an American online news and social networking service on which users post and interact with messages known as "tweets". Tweets were originally restricted to 140 characters, but on November 7, 2017, this limit was doubled to 280 for all languages except Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.
  • Tumblr

    Tumblr
    Tumblr is a microblogging and social networking website founded by David Karp in 2007 and owned by Verizon Media. The service allows users to post multimedia and other content to a short-form blog. Users can follow other users' blogs. Bloggers can also make their blogs private.
  • Instagram

    Instagram
    Instagram is a photo and video-sharing social networking service owned by Facebook, Inc. It was created by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, and launched in October 2010 exclusively on iOS.
  • Pinterest

    Pinterest
    Pinterest, Inc. is a social media web and mobile application company. It operates a software system designed to enable discovery of information on the World Wide Web using images and, on a smaller scale, GIFs and videos. The site was founded by Ben Silbermann, Paul Sciarra, and Evan Sharp.
  • Snapchat

    Snapchat
    Snapchat is a multimedia messaging app used globally, created by Evan Spiegel, Bobby Murphy, and Reggie Brown, former students at Stanford University, and developed by Snap Inc., originally Snapchat Inc.
  • Vine

    Vine
    Vine was a short-form-video-hosting service on which users shared six-second-long, looping video clips. It was founded in June 2012; American microblogging website Twitter acquired it in October 2012, before its launch, on January 24, 2013.
  • Period:
    1,600 BCE
    to

    Pre-Historic Age

    People discovered fire, developed paper from plants, and forged weapons and tools with stone, bronze, copper, and iron.
  • Period: to

    Industrial Age

    The Industrial Age is a period of history that encompasses the changes in economic and social organization that began around 1760 in Great Britain and later in other countries, characterized chiefly by the replacement of hand tools with power-driven machines such as the power loom and the steam engine, and by the concentration of industry in large establishments.
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    Informative/Digital Age

    Digital Age or Informational Age is a period in human history characterized by the shift from traditional industry that the Industrial Revolution brought through industrialization, to an economy based on information computerization.The internet paved the way advanced the used of microelectronics with the invention of personal computers, devices wearable technology. Moreover, voice, image, sounds, and data are digitalized.
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    Electronic Age

    Electronic forms of media are media that use electronics or an electromechanical audience to access the content. This is in contrast to static media (mainly print media), which today is most often created electronically, which does not require electronics to be accessed by the end user in the printed form.