Date

2018 12:00 AM

Major

Public Relations

Department

Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication

College

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Project Advisor

Sherry Berghefer

Description

The world of media is ever-changing, and the number of social media apps available for download increases each day. In such a fast-paced world, we take for granted the technology we use daily to stay connected with one another, share messages, and learn new information. In reality, we’ve been using various forms of media for centuries to do those very same things. Media and social media are not new. Societies hundreds of years ago had their own forms of media, which paved the way for our present-day apps. In this infographic, I illustrate how media has evolved over time to meet society’s needs. I organized the media based on the original form they derived from (print media, electronic media, or networking) and time at which it was created. I also curated a brief history of each medium that expands when an icon is selected, so viewers can better understand how it’s being used in society. By making the infographic interactive, I hope viewers will engage with the map and discover new information for themselves.

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Jan 1st, 12:00 AM

Media Map: Exploring Social Media through an Interactive Infographic

The world of media is ever-changing, and the number of social media apps available for download increases each day. In such a fast-paced world, we take for granted the technology we use daily to stay connected with one another, share messages, and learn new information. In reality, we’ve been using various forms of media for centuries to do those very same things. Media and social media are not new. Societies hundreds of years ago had their own forms of media, which paved the way for our present-day apps. In this infographic, I illustrate how media has evolved over time to meet society’s needs. I organized the media based on the original form they derived from (print media, electronic media, or networking) and time at which it was created. I also curated a brief history of each medium that expands when an icon is selected, so viewers can better understand how it’s being used in society. By making the infographic interactive, I hope viewers will engage with the map and discover new information for themselves.