Traditional Media and Social Media

Media are the primary communication channels or tools used to transmit and store data or information. The word refers to various components of the broad mass media communications discipline, including the print media, broadcast media, music media, photographic, publishing, television, theatre, film, and other digital media. Major components of media include print, broadcast, electronic, and satellite TV. With the increasing sophistication of various components, it has become very important to use suitable media for a specific purpose. For example, print media is widely used for advertising, while films and television programmes are targeted at viewing.

Social media has emerged as one of the most effective mediums for sharing content in the last few years. It allows users to create and share content that they want to be viewed by a wide audience through a number of different media channels. It was originally developed as a way of sharing pictures. However, it has proved to be useful for a host of other purposes, especially when it comes to business. It enables users to interact with each other, create profiles, and connect with each other.

The main goal of any medium should be to create and provide the ideal platform for the audience to express their opinion or to participate in an event or project. This was made possible by the evolution of social media. Social media conglomerates are businesses or individuals that have formed relationships and aggregated audience to make it possible to reach out to a larger segment of society and communicate their brand’s message. For instance, Facebook is a social media conglomerate that has become the second largest social network in the world. The company aims to connect people through different kinds of social media and content.

In this respect, it uses four key elements like page likes, status updates, videos, and photo albums, in order to share content with people on a particular topic. The latest trend in media is to use digital platforms such as tablets, smart phones, and video game consoles to access television channels and stream live television. In fact, users can watch almost every show every day through their personal computers and portable media players. Some of them have turned their attention to high-definition broadcasts that can be enjoyed through internet streaming. Many are even enjoying their subscription on Facebook and Twitter by watching these television shows online free.

Another example of a new form of medium is YouTube, which is considered to be one of the most influential and popular websites on the web. Unlike television, one does not need a cable or satellite connection to view videos uploaded on YouTube. However, this can prove to be a disadvantage as conventional media are still considered more convenient. This is why many are turning to social media such as Facebook in order to connect with their friends, coworkers, and family members.

In conclusion, there is a tendency among large media outlets to use the medium of mass communication in a way that would facilitate agenda setting, information dissemination, and communication. This agenda setting can include anything from publishing news and information to conducting seminars and facilitating virtual events. Of course, there will be hybrid forms of media such as traditional mass media combined with a digital spin. There will always be a place for medias such as the internet to help the public get closer to their elected leaders.