The Impact Of Social Media And The Digital Age

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It was 2 a.m. when I surprisingly awoke from my sleep as my phone rang. A close friend called me to check my social media app on the latest celebrity drama on a popular blog spot called “The Shade Room”. But what was more intriguing to me wasn’t the news I was reading right in front of me but the impact that social media and just technology as a whole had on me.

Imagine waking up one day and all newspapers, books, and anything print related has vanished? Could we blame this on internet alone? Of course not. We as people grow and evolve and so does everything else in life before it reaches its ending of a new era. However, the internet hasn’t died but has come alive in how we communicate in the mass media world.

We know that Mass media is a diversified collection of media technologies that reach a larger audience. And although newspapers, magazines, books, and comics have also not completely died out. It has, indeed,
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Yes. Does it connect with the media world? Of course. Companies like Apple, have made it their mission to improve the future with technology. With Apple’s app store included with the phone Apple took off with 1.4 billion dollars in 2010. This made it more convenient and easy to use for all consumers and also it made people more interested in paying and engaging in content.

Even though a lot of print media companies took a loss in paper value it was certainly a huge payoff for huge media companies like The New York Times, Time Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, and many more. Also, with these apps accessible it has also brought an increase in social media alone. Companies began to capitalize off these new apps, web browsers, and web-based email accounts. Blogging has now become a big part of social media as now, many people who aren’t journalist have now found their voice. People can now have their own personal blogs and have information dispersed from any topic of their

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