Mass media

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  • Sep 20, 1450

    Printing press

    Printing press
    The Gutenburg printing press was the first mass media device. It introduced modern book printing. Spread news farther than anything before it.
  • Edison phonograph

    Edison phonograph
    The Phonograph was the first consumer product designed for reproducing sound recordings.
  • Telephone

    The first phone for which information is available will be the one developed by the Italian Meucci, as mentioned above. The mentioned device basically had two trunks of cardboard cones, which at their base had a membrane diaphragm. These cones were linked together by a copper wire.
  • Radio stations in US and Canada

    Radio stations in US and Canada
    Radio stations started broadcasting in the beginning of the 20th century. This brought the new concept of listening to radio programming into more peoples homes on affordable radios. Radio audience grew very fast. Took 38 years to reach 50 million people.
  • Television

    Television was made commercially available to consumers by the 1930's. 13 years to reach 50 million people
  • Email

    It was in 1971 when an engineer named Ray (Raymond Samuel) Tomlinson, who, working for “Bolt Beranek and Newman Technologies” (company that worked for the American Ministry for the Defense of the Development of ARPA Networks), sent himself the first email in history.
  • Usenet

    Usenet is the acronym for Users Network, consisting of a global discussion system on the Internet, which evolves from UUCP networks. It was created by Tom Truscott and Jim Ellis, students at Duke University.
  • Sony walkman

    Sony walkman
    Walkman was the first affordable personal portable stereo.
  • First text

    First text
    The first text message is 25 years old. Engineer Neil Papworth sent the first SMS on December 3, 1992, when he wrote "Merry Christmas" on a computer and sent it to the cell phone of Vodafone director Richard Jarvis.
  • iPod

    Changed the way we listen, store, and purchase music. Reached 50 Million people in 3 years