A digital text is one that is prepared to be read on different digital platforms, such as computers, mobile phones, tablets, etc. It is a written content whose function is to inform, promote or communicate briefly on a certain topic.

Examples of digital text are articles that appear on blogs and social networks, product information, or reviews and comparisons. It uses the internet for its diffusion. By using the Internet, they incorporate links with which you can reach other texts and information, exponentially expanding their scope. Use images, sound, videos and any multimedia element that is considered relevant.

Interaction

The reader becomes a user. You can comment on the text or share it and thus generate feedbacks with both the author and the page where it appears.

An article (which is also called a post) from any website can be perfectly shared through different social networks, increasing its diffusion. Digital text characteristic types


Hypertextuality

Hypertextuality refers to the ability of a digital text to direct the user to other related content, either on the page itself or on other external ones. In this way, digital text becomes a powerful tool for deepening topics and research. These links are called hyperlinks and are recognized because they are usually blue, or are highlighted in some way, and when the cursor is placed over it the shape changes (from arrow to hand) to indicate that it is clickable.

Multimedia

To be more attractive and to get users to stay reading and consume digital texts, they usually incorporate gifs, videos, infographics, emojis or any element that makes the reading more dynamic.

Verbal economy

In a digital text, the information is prepared by searching for simple and short linguistic expressions. Texts with short paragraphs and sentences where direct explanations prevail are preferred. It is to facilitate the reading habits of users.


Tone and extension

In general, digital texts use clear language, a standard variant of the language that can reach as many people as possible. Articles written in 2nd person, aimed at the reader, are common then, since they are expected to interact and continue browsing.

As for the extension, it is variable. It is true that we no longer depend on the space in the same way that newspaper articles did in the past, which had to fulfil a certain number of words to fill specific spaces in the newspaper when it was diagrammed. Now it is a bit more flexible. 

Unimodal

Perhaps you have heard before about the structure they have. It is about those who at some part of time were digitised or processed in a given word file. In other words, unimodal texts achieve this definition thanks to their acronyms .PDF, .DOC, among others.

But, we must be very clear that these documents are not read directly in the res, but rather offer the opportunity to be downloaded and stored. There are no better short examples of this than books that have been digitised or stories uploaded to children's platforms for the enjoyment of the little ones.

Multimodal

A concise example of a multimodal text can be an appellative text, which fulfills the main characteristic of being made to be included in digital presentations, videos and hypertexts with the sole purpose of the user performing a certain action.

When we speak of hypertexts, we refer entirely to the web, it is no longer just a simple piece of writing, but can be link to other types of websites. On the other hand also there are intertexts, this occurs when users or consumers of content want to leave a mark.

The structure of an intertext is simple, comments on social networks, response to emails, chats, etc. 

A digital text is one that is prepared to be read on different digital platforms, such as computers, mobile phones, tablets, etc. It is a written content whose function is to inform, promote or communicate briefly on a certain topic.

Examples of digital text are articles that appear on blogs and social networks, product information, or reviews and comparisons. It uses the internet for its diffusion. By using the Internet, they incorporate links with which you can reach other texts and information, exponentially expanding their scope. Use images, sound, videos and any multimedia element that is considered relevant.