Often I get the question; what is the difference between digital and online?
My advice is that you shall always think through what you actually mean when using the expressions online and digital. Here’s how I like to explain the two terms.
I usually try to explain online and digital in a simplified way:
Online means that you are connected to the Internet. It is the condition of being connected to a network of computers or other devices and describes someone or something, that is currently connected to the Internet.
Digital, meanwhile, is a format or a process. It describes electronic technology that generates, stores, and processes data. Digital can thus be both online and offline—for example, a digital audio file can both be streamed online and stored on a disc or hard drive.
What is online and digital in a simplified way to you?