Hypertext and Hypermedia Writing

Renee Hobbs (Editor), Troy Wayne Hicks

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Hypertext and hypermedia refer to compositions that are created with and read/viewed by digital technologies such as computers, tablets, or smartphones. In addition to having textual elements (words, sentences, paragraphs), hypertexts contain links to other documents available on the Internet. In addition, hypermedia is distinguished from hypertext in that it includes images, audio, and video. The evolution of hypertexts and hypermedia stretches from initial ideas developed during World War II, into the 1960s and the emergence of the United States Defense Department's initial work on ARPANET (Advanced Research Projects Agency Network), into the explosive growth of the public Internet in the late 1990s and early 2000s and today's broadband and mobile web.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe International Encyclopedia of Media Literacy
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons, Inc
ISBN (Print)978-1-118-97823-8
StatePublished - May 2019


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