Third Assignment

Evolution of Media:

This little movie is about how the media have evolved from the carrier pigeon to the Internet. It's like a media timeline. It begins with the carrier pigeon announcing the results of the Olympic Games BC. Then, at the beginning of the 18th century the first newspaper is printed. After that, in 1901 the first radio broadcast and the first black and white television in 1936. Then the internet appears and with it the first electronic newspaper in 1994. Finally, Google, a big achievement! After this, lots of other websites and search engines appear! The movie finally asks: "Media has evolved....... Have you?".

The virtual revolution 1 - BBC's documentary:

The documentary begins in Africa, where humans first appeared. The Internet is becoming more and more widespread in Africa and that is why they are travelling there. They're travelling with the inventor of the Internet to find good and bad things about it. "The Internet is like a brain, the wisest of all", says the co-founder of Apple computers. The Internet is the levelling of human beings and it makes people equal. It opens the way to knowledge.
Next, the video tells us about the wikipedia, the online encyclopedia, and its largest contributor, Einar Kvaran. The Wikipedia is an encyclopedia in which everyone can write articles, even without qualifications and therefore it may contain some wrong information. Einar has a list of articles (over a thousand) he will read whenever they are changed to see if he disagrees with them or not. Lee Siegel, an author, thinks that Wikipedia is worthless, but he uses it a lot. Wikipedia is just one example of how the Web seems to empower each one of us.
The next part of the movie shows that in San Francisco there are some people who try to fight the Internet and go back to the 60s. They are the ipies.
Without the Internet, many social networking sites like Facebook could never exist.

Media Evolution

This first video is all about means of communication.
This video begins by showing the first means of communication on Earth and shows how communication has evolved, from carrier doves, who played the role of a mailman, to the most used tool this century, the Internet.
In 776 BC the results of the first Olimpic Games are announced by a carrier piggeon, the first newspapers are introduced in the 18th century. At the beggining of the 20th century it's time for Marconi's first radio broadcast, 21 years later for the BBC's first radio broadcast, a big step. In 1969 TV plays a major role, as people are able to see Neil Armstrong arriving on the Moon. In 1996 the first newspaper website is launched and in 1998 the most used search brower of the world, Google, is created. In the end we are asked whether we have evolved as well or not.