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The technologies that are part of the new media are the internet, telephone, tv, and even radio can come under new media. But the newest form of media we all are accoustomed to are, social networking, blogging, wiki's, podcasting etc. These are all New media because they all give a new and much improved meaning as to what online collaboration, usage and communication are all about.
In my opinion all the above mentioned New Media's are so delevoped and new because of the availability of the internet. Imagine, if there was no internet, would there be a way to connect with people? Share new ideas or thoughts about the ongoing world with them? All these are made poosible only with the help of internet.
I think since we defined New media to be the internet, tv, telephone etc, the old media, printed books, newspaper availability only in the morning, purchases only in the store are being replaced by these new forms of media. But the replacing part is close but not very close. While not entirely replacing them, these new medias are enhancing them in every way possible. Like for example, http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/26/nyregion/26bayridge.html this article shows how internet has helped catch illegal activities. And this one http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2009/jun/26/michael-jackson-tmz-scoop shows how the use of internet as a new media for more accurate and faster news. Though old media is not being completely replaced, its being changed in ways that are good for the future of the coming generations.