Streaming media dates back to the late 1800s with the advent of the wireless telegraph, followed by the wireless telephone, radio, and television. By the mid 1990s, the Internet was launched as the interconnected global network of networks, and the new vehicle for streaming media, connecting 1/3 of the Earth’s population, 2.2 billion users worldwide, to the 80 billion pages of content available to us today.
Actors and musicians, film, television, radio and music producers alike have been forced to adapt and reinvent, in order to traverse the “free information” hurdles within their respective industries over the past two decades. Art, music and film, we traditionally paid for, is now streamed to our computer devices at work, at home, in our cars, and to our person as “free information”.
Visual and aural content are the norm, part of the very landscape of our virtual marketplace. Websites and web footprints all now include not just textual components, but visuals and aural content in the form of: graphic artwork, photographs and images, sounds and music, video and animations. These rich images and sounds are the driving force, creating user attraction within our new online marketplace, the “internetwork”, or Internet, as most of us know it. Regardless of your respective industry, visual and aural content has become a regular part of the “business of business”, and powerful media for communicating your message and the products and services you offer, with more volume.
“Words are but the vague shadows of the volumes we mean. Like audible links, they are chaining together great inaudible feelings and purposes.” – Theodore Dreiser
Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia: Internet