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Stone Age to Tech Age

Cave Paintings: 38000 BC


Cave paintings are a type of partial art found on the walls of caves. Hieroglyphics: 3000 BC
They were the first form of media. They were used to communicate and Egyptian hieroglyphs were the formal writing system used in Ancient
covey a message, idea or story. Egypt. They were written on the walls of pyramids and told a story.

Roman alphabet: 7th century


The Roman alphabet was the first alphabet. It made it easier to
Manuscripts
communicate and covey a message and produce media.
A book, document, or piece of music written by hand rather than typed
or printed. It conveys a message and allows for communication.

Printing press: 1440 Telegraph and morse code: 1830s - 40s


A printing press is a machine used to transfer text and images to pa- the telegraph revolutionised long-distance communication. It worked by
per or other media by means of ink. It is significant in the history of transmitting electrical signals over a wire laid between stations. Morse
media because it meant that media could be mass produced and code was the electrical signal.
reach more people as before it all had to be hand written.

Radio: 1895
Telephone: 1876
Meant that sound could be transmitted wirelessly therefore broadcast a
The invention of the telephone improved long distance communications. message with many people at the same time. It was a quick and efficient
There was no longer a need for morse code making communications form of communication.
quicker and easier.
Television: 1927
Visual images could be transmitted wirelessly into people living rooms.
Significant in the history of media because it changed mass production Personal computers: 1938
as it was communicating more messages to more people in the
Personal computers are multipurpose machines and are very helpful to
comfort of their own home.
communication and storing information.

The Internet: 1990


Mobile phone: 1973
Internet is the global system of interconnected computer networks that
A transportable verbal communication device. The mobile phone links devices worldwide. The internet is a worldwide form of information
meant that there could be communication between people who have a transmitter and connects everyone in the world with the help of
phone whenever they want this means news can spread quickly. computers and other devices.

Social Media: 2000


Social media are interactive internet-based applications. User-
generated content, such as text posts or comments, digital photos or
videos, and data generated through all online interactions, are the
lifeblood of social media. Social Media is the most commonly used and
popular form of communication.