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Q: What were the major developments in the evolution of mass media during the 20th century? How did each development influence American culture?
A: In the late 20th Century, mass media could be classified into eight mass media industries: books, newspapers, magazines, recordings, radio, movies, television and the internet. [ [ With the explosion of digital communication technology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries, the question of what forms of media should be classified as "mass media" has become more prominent. For example, it is
controversial whether to include cell phones, video games and computer games (such as MMORPGs) in the definition. In the 2000s, a classification called the "seven mass media" became popular. In order of introduction, they are: Print (books, pamphlets, newspapers, magazines, etc.) from the late 15th century Recordings (gramophone records, magnetic tapes, cassettes, cartridges, CDs, DVDs) from the late 19th century Cinema from about 1900 Radio from about 1910 Television from about 1950 Internet from about 1990 Mobile phones from about 2000 Each mass media has its own content types, its own creative artists and technicians, and its own business models. For example, the Internet includes web sites, blogs, podcasts, and various other technologies built on top of the general distribution network. The sixth and seventh media, internet and mobile, are often called collectively as digital media; and the fourth and fifth, radio and TV, as broadcast media. Some argue that video games have developed into a distinct mass form of media.[citation needed] While a telephone is a two way communication device, mass media refers to medium which can communicate a message to a large group, often simultaneously. However, modern cell phones are no longer a single use device. Most cell phones are equipped with internet access and capable of connecting to the web which itself a mass medium. A question arises of whether this makes cell phones a mass medium or simply a device used to access a mass medium (the internet).There is currently a system where marketers and advertisers are able to tap into satellites, and broadcast commercials and advertisements directly to cell phones, unsolicited by the phone's user. ] ]
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User: What were the major developments in the evolution of mass media during the 20th century? How did each development influence American culture?

Weegy: In the late 20th Century, mass media could be classified into eight mass media industries: books, newspapers, magazines, recordings, radio, movies, television and the internet. [ [ With the explosion of digital communication technology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries, the question of what forms of media should be classified as "mass media" has become more prominent. For example, it is controversial whether to include cell phones, video games and computer games (such as MMORPGs) in the definition. In the 2000s, a classification called the "seven mass media" became popular. In order of introduction, they are: Print (books, pamphlets, newspapers, magazines, etc.) from the late 15th century Recordings (gramophone records, magnetic tapes, cassettes, cartridges, CDs, DVDs) from the late 19th century Cinema from about 1900 Radio from about 1910 Television from about 1950 Internet from about 1990 Mobile phones from about 2000 Each mass media has its own content types, its own creative artists and technicians, and its own business models. For example, the Internet includes web sites, blogs, podcasts, and various other technologies built on top of the general distribution network. The sixth and seventh media, internet and mobile, are often called collectively as digital media; and the fourth and fifth, radio and TV, as broadcast media. Some argue that video games have developed into a distinct mass form of media.[citation needed] While a telephone is a two way communication device, mass media refers to medium which can communicate a message to a large group, often simultaneously. However, modern cell phones are no longer a single use device. Most cell phones are equipped with internet access and capable of connecting to the web which itself a mass medium. A question arises of whether this makes cell phones a mass medium or simply a device used to access a mass medium (the internet).There is currently a system where marketers and advertisers are able to tap into satellites, and broadcast commercials and advertisements directly to cell phones, unsolicited by the phone's user. ] ]
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User: How did the major developments in the evolution of mass media during the 20th century influence American culture?

Weegy: First, there was the radio. People listened to radio shows, maybe a little music. Human beings have eyes, ears, noses for smelling and skin for touch. Television came along, and now there is something new because you can watch and hear television. [ People had one more sense directed toward a machine that transmitted media through both the ears and the eyes. More and more people were watching and hearing this new medium called television. Therefore, people spent less time communicating with each other. Even if it was a fraction, the person's attention was directed more toward the television than the radio. The radio was not as important. People around them, in the room, also became less important, even if it was a miniscule. Read more: how did mass media influence american culture in the 20th century | Answerbag ]
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