What is Entertaiment?

Entertaiment refers to leisure activities that can provide enjoyment or relaxation. It encompasses activities such as watching films and television shows, listening to music, reading books, playing games or sports and experiencing visual art.

According to Oliver and Barstsch (2010), entertainment can be defined as an activity understood objectively, involves communication between text and audience, is externally imposed, offers pleasure, requires an audience and occurs in a passive form. In addition to these basic elements, it can be viewed as a creative act that transforms or remixes media to create new forms of entertainment. However, one must be careful not to entertain with lewd or inappropriate material that might offend other audiences. This is especially important when using social media and the internet as entertainment sources.