All media platforms can be pretty much divided into two groups, opened or closed. Closed…“closed” system represents the old way of doing things: broadcasting from a single control point to a passive mass audience and allowing for virtually no feedback or participation.”– John Proffitt Opened…“Anyone can add content and express their ideas and opinions… Continue reading To be open or to be closed?
Before technological advancements and all of this access to media at our finger tips, ‘micro celebrities‘ never existed because they are created via things like social media. There are many definitions of micro celebrity: “One who gains a cult or mainstream following due to viral internet distribution. Does not refer to those who have gained… Continue reading The Micro Celebrity
I am glad I watched this YouTube Clip below because when I first thought of and heard of transmedia I instantly thought is it just another word for multimedia because at first they kind of sounded the same to me. In a simple way multimedia is telling the same story on multiple mediums/channels such as… Continue reading Transmedia: We expect more than just a sequel
The title of this blog post is exactly how I have felt about this weeks lecture. Ted mentioned something that I am not sure if it cleared things up or confused me more, he questioned whether it is alright for someone to buy a movie on DVD and then let their friend borrow it for… Continue reading How far can copyright go?
Gatekeepers are a thing of the past! No longer do we have to ask for permission to publish things or present them to others (not that at my age I ever had to but you get the point) there are so man different mediums now that we as the audience have the ability to share… Continue reading Power of Networks
No matter what type of media you are on, TV, Facebook, Instagram etc. you have probably seen memes because they are everywhere! They are more powerful then ever before especially recently in the American election as the The Gardian.com explains “how the power of mass replication has poisoned the US election” There are so many different… Continue reading Meme Warfare
We have been given the power to influence the media and what we see. We are the creators of news now, we get to see the raw facts now and make and share our own interpretations and we no longer have to rely on the interpretation others. There are so many news sources now that… Continue reading Trajectories of convergence I