New Media & Convergence

There are no doubt that in the past, media only have radio or newspaper. However, stepping into the 21st century, with the state-of-the-art technology and media, we are now having the internet so we can connect to the world everywhere, every time we want. We don’t need to read the newspaper with the traditional way by paper anymore. Now almost people have modern technology such as a smartphone, tablet or Ipad it can replace for a newspaper. We also don’t need to watch TV on the television, now we have Youtube, Google so that we can watch everything we want just by a few minutes to find on the internet.

Watch TV in the past
Watch tv or film today

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And the way to reading newspaper also changed

In my opinion, everything always had two sides aspect. It’s actually got a large of benefits fo human’s life but also have the disadvantages. First of all, I will talk about the advantages that media bring to the life. Media not only help people easy to connect with the world  but also in education, work and life. For example, thanks to media, internet and facebook, we can easy keep in touch with family and friends and also can make new friends. Moreover, students can google to find information in order to broaden their horizon. As an international student, based on some websites, clip on Youtube, find new vocabulary , I can improve my English. Another benefit we can get from media to education is that we can create a group to study together on Facebook, or study online. In addition, to connect to each other, now we have Gmail, yahoo which can help us easy to send messages, to exchange information, documents or files.

Let’s watch this video below:

As we can see that, media through meaning video can send the messages to young people, they can change their mind, their behavior, although it’s just an advertisement clip about insurance, however, this is also the new way to educate the new generation by new media and convergence via the meaning messages.

On the other hand, regarding  what disadvantages bring to human’s life is that we can depend too much on media also technology. For example, nowadays, some people lost their way to communicate in real life, they just can chat on the internet, in the fake life. Moreover, it also has a lot of situation which consists of hacking, defraud by social media.

To the best of my knowledge, as an international student, media convergence have a lot of meanings to me. For example, I can call to my mom even I am studying abroad, it’s mean I have to live far away from my home, so that without media, I cannot connect to my family and my friends who live in my country. Moreover, I also can update the news, emails or information from school which help me a lot in my study. In addition, I also cannot relax after a hard studying day by watch some video on the internet or play a game. Furthermore, when I feel tired or disheartened, some media video such as “A meaningful video about kindness”above make me feel better, believe in life, have new hope and encourage me 🙂

7 thoughts on “New Media & Convergence

  1. Hey I liked all your examples I remember watching that advertisement video sometime last year and I loved it so much, anytime I do something nice with no thanks I remember that video.
    In that way I can see that media has had a strongly positive effect on my life, I’m glad you reminded me of it again 🙂
    Great blog post, your english seems great and you write in a very logical but friendly way so I enjoyed reading!
    -Ashleigh 🙂

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    1. Hi, Ashleigh! Thank you so much for your response, I’m very glad that you enjoyed reading my blog 🙂 Actually, my writing is really bad so I’m afraid that it will hard to understand 🙂 And I also glad when my example video can help you glad when you reminded it ^^
      Anyway, thank you so much for you comment 🙂
      Hope you have a good day 🙂

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  2. Hello Han!
    Your ideas about media convergence have so much relevance in today’s world. I especially like how you link your own personal experiences of student exchange with the act of being converged. I agree with your argument of the positive aspects of media convergence as it allows for an international connection. I didn’t realise how much I was ‘converged’ until I sat in last week’s lecture, your post has reinforced how I think of media convergence as an everyday occurrence. Despite the negative aspects of media convergence that you’ve discussed, I think as a society we can make sure our morality remains in tact in the ‘media realm’. Thank you for such a delightful post, I can’t wait to read more!

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    1. Hi, Sophie! Thank you so much for your feedback. I’m glad when you think this is such a delightful post 🙂 I think media convergence have negative aspects because people use it with wrong way, in fact, people invented it with positive aim, right 🙂
      Anyway, thank you so much for visit and comment on my blog 🙂


  3. Hi Han!

    First off, I would like to acknowledge the ease and simplicity applied throughout your blog layout – it made reading your posts feel less cluttered and allowed me to fully concentrate on the content you wrote! (Always a good thing!!)

    In regards to this post on Media Convergence, I think you have positively executed the idea behind the lecture through your own personal perspective as an International student, as well as informative videos that suggest you have done some further reading – times are changing rapidly and the need for certain technologies are diminishing whilst others are intensifying. Rather than straying away from certain platforms, science is allowing us to converge them all into one!

    Another great video to check out is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_-1yYkQ3QA

    I look forward to reading more from you, Han!

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    1. Hi, Madibowing!
      Actually, in the first time listened to the lecture, I’m not sure what is media convergence, but then I visited some blogs of my friends and I realised that media convergence help me a lot in my life ^^. I’m glad because you think it allowed you to fully concentrate on the content.
      I’ll take a look at the video that you gave me, also thanks for this 🙂
      And thank you for visited and commented on my blog 🙂


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