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- 2 Paper
- 3 Books
- 4 Comics
- 5 Video
- 6 Telegraphy
- 7 Telephone
- 8 Remote
- 9 Flashcards
- 10 Barcodes
- 11 Good
- 12 Sci-fi
- 13 Meal-time watching
- 14 To watch
- 15 Postal
- 16 News
- 17 Software
- 18 Archive
- 19 Digital
- 20 CD / DVD
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Media_(communication) - the singular form of which is medium) is the collective communication outlets or tools that are used to store and deliver information or data. It is either associated with communication media, or the specialized communication businesses such as: print media and the press, photography, advertising, cinema, broadcasting (radio and television), and/or publishing.
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ways_of_Seeing - a 1972 BBC four-part television series of 30-minute films created chiefly by writer John Berger and producer Mike Dibb. Berger's scripts were adapted into a book of the same name. The series and book criticize traditional Western cultural aesthetics by raising questions about hidden ideologies in visual images. The series is partially a response to Kenneth Clark's Civilisation series, which represents a more traditionalist view of the Western artistic and cultural canon.
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Content_creation - the contribution of information to any media and most especially to digital media for an end-user/audience in specific contexts. Content is "something that is to be expressed through some medium, as speech, writing or any of various arts" for self-expression, distribution, marketing and/or publication. Typical forms of content creation include maintaining and updating web sites, blogging, photography, videography, online commentary, the maintenance of social media accounts, and editing and distribution of digital media. A Pew survey described content creation as the creation of "the material people contribute to the online world."
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Publishing - the process of production and dissemination of literature, music, or information — the activity of making information available to the general public. In some cases, authors may be their own publishers, meaning originators and developers of content also provide media to deliver and display the content for the same. Also, the word publisher can refer to the individual who leads a publishing company or an imprint or to a person who owns/heads a magazine.
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self-publishing - the publication of any book or other media by its author without the involvement of an established publisher. A self-published physical book is said to have been privately printed. Self-publishing is not limited to physical books. E-books, pamphlets, sales brochures, websites, and other media are commonly self-published.
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Media_bias - cognitive bias, in creator and consumer
"The core of McLuhan’s theory, and the key idea to start with in explaining him, is his definition of media as extensions of ourselves. McLuhan writes: “It is the persistent theme of this book that all technologies are extensions of our physical and nervous systems to increase power and speed” (90) and, “Any extension, whether of skin, hand, or foot, affects the whole psychic and social complex. Some of the principle extensions, together with some of their psychic and social consequences, are studied in this book” (4). From the premise that media, or technologies (McLuhan’s approach makes “media” and “technology” more or less synonymous terms), are extensions of some physical, social, psychological, or intellectual function of humans, flows all of McLuhan’s subsequent ideas. Thus, the wheel extends our feet, the phone extends our voice, television extends our eyes and ears, the computer extends our brain, and electronic media, in general, extend our central nervous system.
"In McLuhan’s theory language too is a medium or technology (although one that does not require any physical object outside of ourselves) because it is an extension, or outering, of our inner thoughts, ideas, and feelings—that is, an extension of inner consciousness. McLuhan sees the enormous implications of the development of language for humans when he writes: “It is the extension of man in speech that enables the intellect to detach itself from the vastly wider reality. Without language . . . human intelligence would have remained totally involved in the objects of its attention” (79). Thus, spoken language is the key development in the evolution of human consciousness and culture and the medium from which subsequent technological extensions have evolved.
"But recent extensions via electronic technology elevate the process of technological extension to a new level of significance: “Whereas all previous technology (save speech, itself) had, in effect, extended some part of our bodies, electricity may be said to have outered the central nervous system itself, including the brain” (247). Thus, pre-electric extensions are explosions of physical scale outward, while electronic technology is an inward implosion toward shared consciousness, a change that has significant implications. McLuhan states: “Our new electric technology that extends our senses and nerves in a global embrace has large implications for the future of language”
See New media
- TV Tropes - THE ALL-DEVOURING POP-CULTURE WIKI. Merriam-Webster defines trope as a "figure of speech." For creative writer types, tropes are more about conveying a concept to the audience without needing to spell out all the details. The wiki is called "TV Tropes" because TV is where we started. Over the course of a few years, our scope has crept out to include other media. Tropes transcend television. They reflect life. Since a lot of art, especially the popular arts, does its best to reflect life, tropes are likely to show up everywhere. 
See also Language
See also Video
- Wikibooks - the open-content textbooks collection that anyone can edit.
- IMDb - the world's most popular and authoritative source for movie, TV and celebrity content.
- 0xDB - A Movie Database
- Vpeeker shows you newly-posted Vines in realtime, so sit back and watch the world in 6 second bites.
- Random movie picker is selector where you can pick movie or film by random parameters like genre , year and rating.Discover random movie and have fun with random movie picker.
- agoodmovietowatch finds great movies that you haven’t seen, decisively ending the interminable hours of “what are we gonna watch” currently plaguing our world.
- http://www.canistream.it/ CanIStream.It is a free service created by Urban Pixels that allows you to search across the most popular streaming, rental, and purchase services to find where a movie is available. If the movie you're looking for is not available, just sign-up, set a reminder and voila we will shoot you an email when your chosen service makes the movie available. It's simple and fast.
- 5000 Best Movies and TV Series - with search, filters, 54 thematic top-lists, and one personalized top-list (recommendation engine)
- The Pixar Theory - All of the Pixar movies actually exist within the same universe!?
- For those who are interested. Inside are comparative images of the old 35mm film Projector and Digital Projector, along with the mechanisms of each. 
- Twitch is one of the most read film websites in the entire world and has become daily reading for festival programmers, film producers, film buyers, and tens of thousands of fans every day who share Mr. Brown's belief that there's no point in talking about the same five films that every other site in the world is talking about.
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teletext - or broadcast teletext, is a television information retrieval service created in the United Kingdom in the early 1970s by the Philips Lead Designer for VDUs, John Adams. Teletext is a means of sending pages of text and simple geometric shapes from mosaic blocks to a VBI decoder equipped television screen by use of a number of reserved vertical blanking interval lines that together form the dark band dividing pictures horizontally on the television screen. It offers a range of text-based information, typically including news, weather and TV schedules. Paged subtitle (or closed captioning) information is also transmitted within the television signal.
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L-carrier - international
- https://www.rebtel.com/ - internet to telephone calls
- https://news.vice.com/article/vice-news-investigation-finds-signs-of-secret-phone-surveillance-across-london 
- Edge of Darkness (bob peck, zotz)
- Vicky Cristina Barcelona (hot and a bit wet, jo)
- It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (comedy, james a)
- Emmanuelle (p.a.)
todo; collate lists
See also Delivery
- http://www.spiegel.de/international/business/interview-with-henry-blodget-editor-of-business-insider-a-1092698.html  - "no must reads anymore" (expect wikipedia, but i expect it was said re the nature of journalism and mixed info/entertainment outlets)
- http://www.filebot.net/ - file sorter, sub getter, etc
CD / DVD
- Xfburn is a simple CD/DVD burning tool based on libburnia libraries. It can blank CD/DVD(-RW)s, burn and create iso images, audio CDs, as well as burn personal compositions of data to either CD or DVD. It Is stable, and under ongoing development.
- cdrdao - writes audio CD-Rs in disc-at-once mode
- QPxTool is the linux way to get full control over your CD/DVD drives. It is the Open Source Solution which intends to give you access to all available Quality Checks (Q-Checks) on written and blank media, that are available for your drive. This will help you to find the right media and the optimized writing speed for your hardware, which will increase the chance for a long data lifetime.