Which of the five types of convergence media do you understand least – and how does it affect you?
By: Shelly F.
Of the five types of convergence media I understand multi-platform convergence media the least. My understanding is that it’s more like a business deal than a partnership. The companies don’t merge, but they agree to utilize each other’s resources. In biology they call this a symbiotic relationship. Each benefits from the other in some way. So the movie preview of The Hobbit posted on YouTube by collider.com (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0k3kHtyoqc), which is owned by Top Lingo Development, would be a good example of this because YouTube gets site traffic and Top Lingo Development gets a movie promotion. This affects me in that the same message could be presented while being funded for the purpose of producing different outcomes.