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< Definition >
Multimedia is media and content that utilizes a combination of different content forms.

< Examples >
Multimedia includes a combination of text, audio, still images, animation, video, and interactivity content forms.

Digital Media

< Definition >
Digital media refers to electronic media that work on digital codes.

< Examples >
EX> Cellphones, Compact disc, Digital video, Digital television, e-book, Internet, Minidisc Video game, World Wide Web, e-Commerce and many interactive media

Multimedia includes the meaning of Digital Media. Digital Media is specific are of Multimedia which is based on digital codes.

< Features >
- Multimedia is usually recorded and played, displayed or accessed by information content processing devices, such as computerized and electronic devices, but can also be part of a live performance.

- Multimedia also describes electronic media devices used to store and experience multimedia content.

- Multimedia is similar to traditional mixed media in fine art, but with a broader viewpoint.

- Multimedia presentations may be viewed in person on stage, projected, transmitted, or played locally with a media player. A broadcast may be a live or recorded multimedia presentation. Broadcasts and recordings can be either analog or digital electronic media technology. Digital online multimedia may be downloaded or streamed. Streaming multimedia may be live or on-demand.

- Multimedia games and simulations may be used in a physical environment with special effects, with multiple users in an online network, or locally with an offline computer, game system, or simulator.

- The various formats of technological or digital multimedia may be intended to enhance the users' experience, for example to make it easier and faster to convey information. Or in entertainment or art, to transcend everyday experience.

< New Technology >
Seeing and hearing, Haptic technology enables virtual objects to be felt.

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< Areas of Impact >

- Business and Employment -
In the way of introducing new multimedia, such as computer, broadcasts, and etc created a lot of jobs in series. As the job increases, there are a lot of expansion and creation in the business. Also, this multimedia is a market which is now developing and so on in the future will get bigger and bigger time passes. Furthermore, many companies today use multimedia and digital media as a way of marketing and advertisements

- Education -
Digital Media affects influenced greatly to the area of Education. The main purpose of multimedia is to express the information in an effective way. In the area of education, we are using a lot. We use Internet as accessing various information play games to learn. In these days, e-learning tool is the primary source to get our knowledge and this tool is based on digital media. Using Power Points, videos, internet, e-books are the representative examples.

- Health -
In Haptic technology, it is closely related to the area of health. Haptic technology is used on hospital to do the operation instead of doctors. Using robots which are based on Haptic technology, it will reduce unnecessary mistakes from human and it is more accurate than human beings.

- Arts, entertainment and leisure -
Multimedia can be a new way to do arts. In these days, there are a lot of Video Artists whose works are based on multimedia. It is a new and revolutionary form which is now still developing. Moreover, we can use multimedia as a game to enjoy our free time and to relieve our stress. Also, a lot of Arts, TV shows, and many forms of multimedia now have become digitalized and digital media is main ways of distributing videos, media, etc.

- Science and the environment -
Multimedia is closely related to new high-technology which is correlated to Science. To develop the technology, it will naturally influence the area of Science. However, when we create new multimedia, new material is used which can be noxious to the environment. On the other hand, digitalized documents technology helped to the environment by reducing the use of papers.

- Politics and government -
Multimedia has influenced politics and governments due to its usage of advertising. When government is trying to announce a modified version of law, multimedia is efficient and time saving way to do. Also, all the documents which is used in governments become digitalized.

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