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The Timeline of Media

By joshiel
  • 3000 BCE

    Rock Carving

    Rock Carving
    Stone carving is an activity where pieces of rough natural stone are shaped by the controlled removal of stone. Owing to the permanence of the material, stone work has survived which was created during our prehistory. This is done because paper is yet to be discovered at that time. They used it to communicate,store informations and express art.
  • 3000 BCE

    Writing was developed

    Writing was developed
    "He who destroys a good book kills reason itself."
    –John Milton In recorded history, writing is one of the first channels ever used by man.
  • Period: 3000 BCE to 1500

    pre-historic age

  • 2956 BCE

    cave paintings

    cave paintings
    are painted drawings on cave walls or ceilings, mainly of prehistoric origin. These are painted by cavemans as decoration and information storage. The caves where they painted the cave paintings are also their home.
  • 2000 BCE


    is any document written by hand or typewritten, as opposed to being mechanically printed or reproduced in some indirect or automated way. These are old writings that are written in paper. Mosty for educational purposes
  • 1500 BCE


    is a system of writing It's a form of writing done by the Sumerians. It was developed in Uruk as cultural contributions.
  • 200 BCE

    Mail Service

    Mail Service
    Mail Service
    "The more we elaborate our means of communication, the less we communicate."
    –J.B. Priestly Although mailing was invented long ago, it was the dominant channel for communication during the medieval era; it was used so widely that courier service became a profession. People used couriers on horseback as their channel to communicate with distant receivers.
  • 1400

    Paper and Pen

    Paper and Pen
    ''Writing is easy: all you do is sit staring at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead.'' -Gene Fowler Tsai Lun invents the paper. The invention of paper drastically improved our communication experience. Alongside with writing, civilizations made books, letters and many more tools we use in modern communication.
  • Period: 1400 to

    industrial era

  • 1450

    Printing Press

    Printing Press
    "It is a newspaper's duty to print the news and raise hell."
    –The Chicago Times The printing press was invented. This invention sparked a revolution in communication methods as it offered a lot of efficient ways to spread information. e.g. Newspaper, printed books, etc.
  • 1500


    A typewriter is a mechanical or electromechanical machine for writing characters similar to those produced by printer's movable type. It was used by writers for art and literature. It also serves as a form of letter writing which can then be used for communication.
  • Magazine

    A magazine is a publication, usually a periodical publication, which is printed or electronically published Magazines are generally published on a regular basis. It was massively produced and used to by people and get connected with other figures of the society.
  • Telegraph

    any device or system that allows the transmission of information by coded signal over distance. Used as a code maker. It was mostly known for morse code
  • Newspapers

    is a serial publication containing news about current events, other informative articles about politics, sports, arts, and so on, and advertising. Used to get information with current affairs. It serves as a written form of information storage
  • Period: to

    Eletronic Age

  • Telephone

    a telecommunications device that permits two or more users to conduct a conversation when they are too far apart to be heard directly Used by people to get connected with others and communicate despite the distance
  • Film

    A film, also called a movie, motion picture, theatrical film, or photoplay, is a series of still images which, when shown on a screen, creates the illusion of moving images . Film is done to portray characters and stories. It also servews as a form of communication.
  • Radio

    Radio is the technology of using radio waves to carry information, such as sound, by systematically modulating properties of electromagnetic energy waves . Radio is used by people to get updated and get connected with the current happenings by listening to the person speaking through the radio.It also has another form wherew it can be used to transmit messages like walkie takie for ex.
  • Satelite

    A satellite is a useful channel for communication It's a machine in the outer space which can transmit informations and messages further than any normal means of communication.
  • Computers

    A computer is a device that can be instructed to carry out an arbitrary set of arithmetic or logical operations automatically. Computers are multipurpose machines and are very helpful to communication and storing information.
  • Video Tape

    Video Tape
    Videotape is magnetic tape used for storing video and usually sound in addition. Video tapes are a form of visual storage information and can be usde to present previous data stored within it.
  • Period: to

    Information era

  • Mass Media

    Mass Media
    The mass media is a diversified collection of media technologies that reach a large audience via mass communication. It's a form of communication which has a wide span of coverage that the people can receive.
  • The internet

    The internet
    The internet or Internet is the global system of interconnected computer networks that use the Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP) to link devices worldwide. The internet is a worldwide form of information transmitter and connects everyone in the world with the help of computers and other devices.
  • Phone

    A mobile phone is a portable telephone that can make and receive calls over a radio frequency link while the user is moving within a telephone service area. Phones are both used in communicating by messaging and calling or through online with the help of the internet.
  • Websites

    A website is a collection of related web pages, including multimedia content, typically identified with a common domain name, and published on at least one web server. Websites serves as a much more direct form of communication in the internet since it focuses on one site.
  • Social Media

    Social Media
    Social media are interactive Web 2.0 Internet-based applications. User-generated content, such as text posts or comments, digital photos or videos, and data generated through all online interactions, are the lifeblood of social media. Social Media is the most commonly used and popular to the millenials as a form of communication.
  • Video Call

    Video Call
    People would use cameras to communicate with distant people. Video call's are the same as calling but has the capacity to communicate with others visually.