Monday, April 19, 2010

New Forms of Media Publishing

New media has been emerging lately thanks to the rapid development in technology and the widespread of internet usage around the globe. In the sense that public understanding of issues surrounding the Internet and other forms new media communications grows vastly over the last few years, so does the usage of these new media.

Generally, old media is considered one-directional. Although a single source of information broadcast by television or radio has the potential to reach a worldwide audience, the audience typically cannot interact with the source.New media communications includes websites, chat rooms, bulletin board services (BBS), and e-mail list servers. This new format also includes social networking or video-sharing platforms. Here are some classification of new media used for blogging:

• Moblog – mobile blogging,
• Vlog – video blogging,
• Splog – spam blog,
• Linklog – URLs (hyperlinks) blogging,
• Sketchlog – sketch blogging,
• Tumblelog,
• YouTube
• Online newspaper,
• Online magazine,
• Online books,

Youtube, twitter, facebook, and other social media have been multitasking as the sources for news. With their presence, people no longer get information or news solely from newspaper or magazines. Journalists are now expected to be tech-savvy, at least to be able to use these new media for their advantage. This may be a disadvantage for some people, but the growing new media has been proved to be more beneficial than harmful.

US Department of Defense, for one example, changed their previously ad-hoc policy of blocking these media to actually encouraging their components to use the new media as their way to communicate with their social circle. (see DoD official policy)

1. DoD Official Policy on New/Social Media, viewed at 15 April 2010, at
DoD Official Policy on New/Social Media
2. Revell,M, 2009, All About Blogging, History of Blogs, Types of Blogs, viewed at 18 April 2010 at
3. What Are the Different Types of New Media Communications?,, viewed at 14 April 2010 at
4. Wikipedia, viewed at 18 April 2010, at

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