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Traditional Media vs. Social Media Similarities and Differences

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Traditional Media vs. Social Media Similarities and Differences

Traditional Media vs. Social Media Similarities and Differences   Admissions Open for PGDMCJ 2021

Traditional media and social media are not new terms for us. However, the question is:

Do you really know the difference between both of these types of media?

Well, some of you would say yes, why not!

Traditional media means newspapers, magazines, radio, TV, etc. On the other hand, social media means social networking sites like Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, etc. However, the fact is different.

The real meaning of social media can be understood only if you divide the word into two words:

Social implies people socializing with each other (professionally or personally)

Media implies a platform(s) on or using which people socialize.

It means traditional media and modern media aka social networking sites, both can be considered as social media to some extent. However, each type of traditional media is not social media. To clear the confusion, we are articulating this blog on the topic of traditional media vs. social media.

Social media sites can be referred to as modern media. However, for better understanding, we will refer to social media sites as social media in this blog.

Let’s explore the similarities and differences between both types of media:

1. Both are Mass Media

2. Center of Attention

3. Way of Communication

4. Reliability of Information

These are the major differences between traditional media and social media.

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20 Oct 2020

Post by : NIMCJ