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Multimedia is a media outlet which draws power from a variety of sources. Some of these sources include text, still images, audio, animation and interactivity. The term multimedia can either be used as a noun, wherein it describes a medium with multiple content forms or an adjective, wherein it describes multiple content forms only.


The presentation of multimedia is either on stage, is either projected or is transmitted. It can also be played locally on a media player (Bean, 2003). Through the means of either analogue or digital electronic media technology, multimedia can be presented in a wide variety of forms. At the same time, there are various multimedia games and stimulators as well. The main application of multimedia is in the field of advertising, art, medicine, business, education, research, games and scientific research. Creative industries, including journalism, may use these services to enhance their limited potentials. (Barron & Orwig, 1997)
Through the means of multimedia, text, pictures, videos and sound are converged into a single format and the power of the multimedia as well as the internet is decided in accordance to its linking. Multimedia requires a relatively new style of writing, which is also known as 'on-line world' style of writing. In order to attract users to your site, you can make use of the services of multimedia. In order to get a mental order of information structure, viewers can view only one page at a time. (Nielsen, 1995)
Online multimedia is a means of presenting text, videos, documents, animations and graphics through the means of a personal computer. ...
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