How Technology has Changed Communication

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Communication has changed greatly in the past twenty years. There has been very significant technological advances that has enabled communication to advance. For instance, the only way of talking if you were not face to face with a person was by telephone. Not a normal smartphone, but rather a plugged in phone. Sometimes it was just easy to go over to the person’s house to talk since most people had more than one landline at their homes. Which means that only one person could talk on the phone due to the fact every phone was connected and you couldn’t call three different people on three different landlines. Another thing is, there were no such thing as texting on phones. The technology wasn’t as advanced to where phones can receive and send texts in less than a second. Back then; the mobile cellular phone did not come with cameras or any other apps other than the ability to call another person and talk. That’s one of the problems with regular phones nowadays that I don’t like. People prefer to text since it is quick and easy and it’s not a hassle. But sometimes I miss the days where when you want to talk to someone, you just picked up the phone and called them. It’s just my opinion but still… There’s a lack of human interaction there. And as for the Internet, people are used to Wi-Fi and wireless connectibility. The Internet back then consisted of a very heavy desktop computer with dial-up. Thinking about these things makes me glad about the modern conveniences that are available today. There have been a lot of significant advances in modern technology. This in turn has allowed to communication to advance as well. The first wireless cell phone was created in 1973 and it weighed about two and one-fifth pounds. However, the f... ... middle of paper ... ...are a person that enjoys going to see relatives and prefers old-fashioned conversation, these services are not for you. If you like to keep in touch with a person on a daily basis, but cannot afford daily trips, then one of these services might be your cup of tea. But it all comes back to convenience and what type of interaction you prefer. These types of communication are all with it’s benefits and disadvantages. And I’m glad technology has advanced communication to the way we use it today. Works Cited Morgan, Nick. "How Digital Technology Has Changed Communication." Forbes. Forbes Magazine, 28 May 2013. Web. 26 Sept. 2013. Nayab, N. "How Has Technology Changed Communication?" Brighthub Project Management. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Oct. 2013. Olson, Jennifer. "How Technology Has Changed Communication." Yahoo Contributor Network. N.p., 06 May 2013. Web. 04 Nov. 2013.
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