New Media Essay

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New media is the term given to media forms that have emerged in the later part of the 20th century. Most technologies described as ‘New Media are digital, often having characteristics of being manipulated, networkable, dense, compressible, and interactive. New media are interactive forms of communication that rely on user feedback, creative participation and community formation around the media content. New media has revolutionized the way people can share and upload information and has made a lot of the media information we process more user generated than ever before. New media has made it possible for practically anyone to create, modify and share content, and share it with others, using relatively simple techniques with little to no expense. New media tools have made it easier to connect collaborate and create new content that is easily accessed by the rest of the world. Another important promise and aspect of new media is the "democratization" of the creation, publishing, distribution and consumption of media content. When anyone has access to post and read information shared via media technologies, this gives us a power to connect with the rest of the world previously unheard of. New media has seen rapid growth on a global scale during the latter part of the 20th century and into the new millennium. There are many types of new media being invented and updated and today’s media is always expanding and changing. Even new media forms from only a few years ago are becoming out dated and ‘old fashioned’. New media is changing every aspect of our lives from the way we receive information, to how to communicate with each other. New media is a digitalized form of any old media, and almost all old media has a new media devise that does the same or similar job. ‘Although there are several ways to describe New Media, Lev Manovich, in his introduction for The New
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