New media is used to describe content made available using different forms of electronic communication made possible through the use of computer technology. Generally, the phrase new media describes content available on-demand through the Internet.
This content can be viewed on any device and provides way for people to interact with the content in real-time with the inclusion of user comments and making it easy for people to share the content online and in social with friends and co-workers.
Examples of New Media
The phrase new media is in relation to “old” media forms, such as print newspapers and magazines, that are static representations of text and graphics. New media includes:
- websites and blogs
- streaming audio and video
- chat rooms
- online communities
- social media and sharing platforms
- mobile apps
- Web advertising
- DVD and CD-ROM media
- virtual reality environments
- integration of digital data with the telephone, such as Internet telephony
- digital cameras