Multimedia is a form of communication that combines different content forms such as text, audio, images, animations, or video into a single interactive presentation, in contrast to traditional mass media which features little to no interaction from users, such as printed material or audio recordings.
Mass media refers to media technologies that reach a mass audience while social media refer to computer-based technology that enables users to create and share content or to participate in social networking.
More broadly, all technologies used to communicate information such as videos, pictures, sounds, and presentations are often referred to as media or multimedia (if they combine different types of media). Mass media include all of those media channels which can reach a large number of people at the same time.
Multimedia is a means to convey information in the form of a combination of various media.
Modern media comes in many different formats, including print media (books, magazines, newspapers), television, movies, video games, music, cell phones, various kinds of software, and the Internet. Each type of media involves both content, and also a device or object through which that content is delivered.
“Media” is the plural form of the word “medium.” “Media” and “medium” can hold the meaning of “means, method, way or manner.” “Media” can refer to the people of the press while “medium” can refer to the newspapers, magazines, televisions, and radios.
Facebook is known as the fastest growing social network in today’s world, with all the multimedia elements such as text, audio, video, graphic and animations instilled in it.
Hence, Television is an example of multimedia because it combines the mediums of pictures and sound.
The Five Multimedia ElementsEdit. Text, image, audio, video, and animation are the five multimedia elements. The first multimedia element is text. Text is the most common multimedia element.
One of the main and widespread applications of multimedia can be seen in the entertainment Industry. Movies, ADs, Short clips are now being created using special effects and animations, like VFX. Multimedia is also used for gaming purposes which are distributed online or through CDs.
This study sees the technology and communication interface in the radio universe. In the last 20 years, radio became multimedia with the use of digital codes, which uses transmedia storytelling to spread the contents in different media and platforms.
Multimedia applications typically involve programming code, enhanced user interaction, and multiple different types or forms of media. There are five core categories of multimedia that can be used as part of your multimedia system.
In the late 20th century, mass media could be classified into eight mass media industries: books, the Internet, magazines, movies, newspapers, radio, recordings and television.
There are three main types of news media: print media, broadcast media, and the Internet.
Multimedia is the use of a computer to present and combine text, graphics, audio, and video with links and tools that let the user navigate, interact, create, and communicate. As depicted in Figure 1-1, this definition contains four components essential to multimedia.