Effects of Mass Media

HUM/166 (BSEW1I0TY2)
August 10, 2015
University of Phoenix

Effects of Mass Media
There are many of effects of mass media. A few of them being, the newspaper, facebook, twitter, radio, television and that is just some of the many developments in the evolution of mass media during the last century. I know some are asking what mass media is. Mass media is any of the means of communication, as television or newspaper that reaches a very large number of people. Mass media is any of the following Newspapers, motion pictures, radio, television, and magazines, all of which have the technical capacity to deliver information to millions of people.
I also know that a lot of people are wondering what media convergence is?
The mass media like the newspaper, facebook, twitter, television is just a few of the many developments in the evolution of mass media during the last century. Some people donít really think that they have an influence of the world but they do. What were the major developments in the evolution of mass media during the 20th century? | In the early 1900ís newspaper and magazine were the main sources of mass media. In the 1940's, the radio supplied a new source to reach the masses. People often tuned in to get accounts of the war. Newspapers were still in demand and still used often. In the 1950s, television became a main source of resources for the mass media. The television was a combination of the radio and the newspaper and people embellished it. In 1962, the launch of a satellite gave access to worldwide news. From then to present day, we have exploded with forms of communication. The development of mobile phones to computers to the internet, the process just keeps growing. (http://www.termpaperwarehouse.com/essay-on/What-Were-The-Major-Developments-In/166974) Now days they use the phone, tablets and computer in school to make it easier and a more fun for the kids to learn. Also now days some people just canít survive without them. As you and me both now the first thing that most people do when they first wake up or get out of the car is grab their cell phone and that is so they can keep up with the social media all day and so they can also keep up with everything that is going on. The deployment of mass media will just continue to grow in numbers. Itís a never ending cycle it will continue to get larger and larger just like it will continue to get faster and faster. And the list of mass media will just continue to grow as the technology continues to get better and better and new stuff comes out that they create new.
Some are saying what is media convergence? Media convergence may not be as familiar as it should be to the world. In today's information age, we are all surrounded by examples of converged media. Collaborations between consumer online services and broadcast media, like MSNBC, have brought the Internet to television and vice versa. Media convergence is the merging of mass communication outlets Ė print, television, radio, the Internet along with portable and interactive technologies through various digital media platforms. (http://blog.distinctstudios.com/?p=429)