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  • These are some of the type of technolgies that faces convergence.
  • With these technolgies media convergence have become very popular. It makes one very addicted. foe example the popular social networking site facbook. face book hold a million viewrs cross the world and everyday someone get addicted. These technologies can make one very lazy, instead you go on the road to buy a card to call a friend you can easily talk to her on messenger, faceboo, skype etc.There is no need any more to write letter or sending telegrams.So it reduces face to face communication alot because you and friend are like a second on facebook and the converstion is still the same.
  • In doing this presentation notes was gather from the the internet sites, where i put together the notes to which i understood it, after gethering my information, i went on 280slidescom and i started my slides presentation. For each different sub topics i made more slides in order to have a vivid explantion of what media convergence is all about. I gave a breif definition of media convergence from two well kno auturs esp in media, Jenkins and Palvik. i spoke of the differnt types of media convergence and its its implication whether, social, politically and economically, other sub topics were, factors influencing communication, the media industry, How it affects how people ralte and also with a conclusion.

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  • Media Convergence What is media convergence?
    • ..these multiple of media convergenceare leading us towards a a digital renaissance- a transition and transformation period that will affect all aspects of our lives...
    • Henry Jenkins, 2001.
    • Media convergence is the coming togetherof computing, telecommunication and media in a digital environment.
    • Pavlik,2004.
    • According to Jenkins, it is where old and new media collide, where grassroots and coroporate media intersects, where the power of the media producers and the power of the media consumers interact in a predictable way.
  • Trends in media
    • The convergence of cultural forms
    • The convergence of communication systems.
    • The covergence of corporate
  • Implications
    • Content providers
    • New organizational and economic structures
    • regulation/ Elimination of manufacturing components
    • Flattening of Distribution laws
    • new cost and price structures( eg, recored music)
  • content providers cont'd
    • Need for competitive strategies.
    • Active media production and distribution.
    • Distribution alters balance of powers, that is, all users have equal abilities to store, send, and accept information and communication from other users.
  • Audience implications
    • Geoaphically audience defined diminished
    • Competition for audience attention must be drawn rather than pushed. so more niches, more interactivity,new roles for advertising
    • Increase in demand.
  • Socilal and political Implications.
    • Filtering and common body of knowledge.
    • Power to regulate media content.
    • Example, Howard stern, HBO, and even child pornography.
  • Technologies
    • some of the technologies that are under the convergence of media are:
    • computer
    • oline services
    • mobile devices
    • digital advertising
    • wifi
    • ocr
    • youtube
  • How they affect communication
    • computer can cause individuals to be social/impersonal.
    • It is easier to ke in contact with any one across the world. Eg. facebook, Skype.
    • reduces communication expenses.
    • helps with monitoring of activities. Eg. security.
    • It is convenient.
  • Factors
    • Competition
    • increase access
    • security needs
  • How it affects how people relate
    • An individual can can addicted
    • It also promotes laziness
    • Cyber crime
    • reduces face to face communication.
    • Even can make ones relationship more superficial.
  • Conclusion
    • convergence is not just a technology thing, it is a fundamental change in the relation between content producers and content consumers.
    • With economic, social and political implications.
    • It is a new paradigm that represents the most significant shift in production and distribution of public information content
  • Conclusion cont'd
    • since the printing press.
    • And most of us- including those who run the industries most affectes dont yet get it..