A generic term for the many different forms of electronic communication that are made possible through the use of computer technology. The term is in relation to “old” media forms, such as print newspapers and magazines, that are static representations of text and graphics. New media includes:
streaming audio and video
DVD and CD-ROM media
virtual reality environments
integration of digital data with the telephone, such as Internet telephony
Use of the term new media implies that the data communication is happening between desktop and laptop computers and handhelds, such as PDAs, and the media they take data from, such as compact discs and floppy disks.
Slang term for someone who is a new user on an online service, particularly the Internet.
- news reader
Sometimes spelled as one word, a news reader is a client application that enables you to read messages posted to Internet newsgroups, and to post your own messages. Both Microsoft Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator come with news readers, but there are also freeware, shareware and commercial stand-alone news readers.
- news service provider
Abbreviated NSP, a typically commercial organization that provides Usenet news as its primary or sole activity.
Same as forum, an on-line discussion group. On the Internet, there are literally thousands of newsgroups covering every conceivable interest. To view and post messages to a newsgroup, you need a news reader, a program that runs on your computer and connects you to a news server on the Internet.
Shortened form of newspaper and informational letter. Generally used to describe a periodic publication distributed by e-mail to an opt-in list of subscribers. Newsletters are normally used by organizations or owners of a Web site to communicate with their readers. Some companies may sell targeted ads within their newsletters. Also called e-newsletter, eNewsletter, E-mail newsletter, […]