Annihilation of Analogue?

Everyone is moving online. You can access news at the touch of a button even while you are still in bed with websites and even apps such as Twitter. It is indeed possible that the demise of print media is coming, especially with the growth and dependence of technology. There are however still people that consume print media but this is indeed a dying art form and is usually reserved now for the older generations.

As advertising money is being pulled out of print media, print media companies need to find new ways to engage audiences and keep revenue coming in. This is done not only with online advertising space, but also by going online and providing a ‘premium service’ subscriptions. This is to entice people to pay for a better news service that differs from other free sources of online news. I personally have been subscribed to The Australian and the Australian Financial Review premium user service for a few months. With this, I get emailed to me an early sneak peek of the next day’s front page of the paper and emails of news stories when they are breaking. I also get access to the entire catalogue of news stories that cannot be accessed without a subscription.

So I think it is safe to say that print media have been adapting well and have been making their way online to keep relevant but however, I believe that print media will slowly die off as technology and how we consume news becomes more advanced and accessible.

Multimedia and Me

I am a part of Generation Y, or as some people like to call us ‘Millennials’ or even perhaps ‘young whippersnappers’! We are the generation that grew up with technology and almost always has a phone in front of our FACE when every we are on the move!

(Video by Shazwani Abdul Qawiy, Youtube 2015).

I am no exception and I can safely tell you that the stories that I read, the use of multimedia is extensive as I consume my stories mostly online that are catered to tech savvy content users. The news stories that I like to read are from international news sites such as Coconuts. I also tend to consume more news and read more articles online rather than traditional mediums as its free and fast –  a breaking story will be published much faster online as opposed to print, which keeps online content relevant and updated – you can even broadcast a live stream on your smartphone at the click of a button! WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE!

Having said this, online content has changed and keeps changing as we become more tech savvy. Linear articles doused in heavy text don’t always keep the attention of the reader and as we consume more media across multiple platforms, in order to keep up with these trends as journalists or bloggers we must find ways to keep our audiences engaged through the use of multimedia………………………but first let me take a selfie:

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I’m going to Asia in June!

OMG! It’s that time of the year again! YAAAAYYYY.

In Late June, 2016 I will begin my travel to the beautiful, tropical and not to mention humid region of South East Asia.

I will be flying out of Melbourne Airport and travelling to Brunei, (possibly) Malaysia, Thailand and Burma! Needless to say I am VERY excited as I have not been to Burma since I was a wee child. I have little to no recollection of actually being in Burma the last time I was there except for pics!

I will be spending one week in each country so i get to experience it to the fullest not to mention eat my way through glorious, glorious foody delights!

I will be vlogging and snapchatting my way through Asia so you can follow my adventures!

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🙂

Canberra for Christmas

Greetings Wanderlusters,

I am going to Canberra! :O So, apparently its super boring?

I am going for Christmas too, so hopefully its more lively than usual. I shall be going to visit my Thai cousin and my fellow halfie cousin (yes, a couple of my cousins are also half Thai , half Aussie like me 😛 We are a sexy family ;). Oh yeah. 😛 haha.

I haven’t seen them in years, so it will be an awesome time. I haven’t actually been to Canberra in YEARS. I think the last time I was there was when I was like, eight years old? Anyway, all I remember from that trip was one of my cousins putting up ZOE DO NOT ENTER signs on various doors of their house (wtf), and a trip to parliament and Floriade (a flower show).

Over and Out.