Updated: 01/24/2018 by Computer Hope

Media may refer to any of the following:

1. More commonly known as digital media or medium, media is a term used to describe computer storage. For example, a floppy diskette, CD, and USB jump drive are all examples of physical media used to store data. See our storage device definition for further information and a listing of all examples.

2. Media is also used to describe multimedia data. For example, audio and video are two different examples of storable media.

3. When referring to a collaboration of data or social sharing of data, this type of media is referred to as social media.

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