Digital media” are information media which are based on a binary coding whose original character set can therefore only represent two discrete states. More complex information is represented by a combination of these two characters. In most cases, “digital media” are “electronic media”.

Examples of “digital media” are computers with their storage media (floppy disk, compact disk, digital versatile disk, HDD, SDD, flash memory) and the networks built up through their interconnection, especially the Internet. It also includes all media and communication media based on it, such as digital television, social media, digital telephony, mobile telephony, digital radio, game consoles.

The opposite of “digital media” are “analogue media”.

How to Cite

The definition given above was proposed as part of the Digital Era Framework by Dr. Dr. Jörn Lengsfeld. The text was first published in: Jörn Lengsfeld: Digital Era Framework. Please refer to the original publication if you want to cite the text.