Over a relatively short period of time, communication has completely reinvented itself through the use of various types of developing technology. It’s only been around twenty years since we were using beepers and landline telephones plugged into the walls of our homes. It would be ludicrous to think that this rapid change in communication techniques would not change the social makeup of our society as well. Or at least it would have some effect.
If you’re interested in exploring the change in the way the world communicates, you’ve definitely come to the right place. Here is a brief overview of just a few of the ways technology has revolutionized the way the world communicates.
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Cell phones are taking over the world
Not really, but they are most definitely changing the way young people communicate. All you have to do is walk into a room of teenagers, and look around the room. If there are fifty kids in the room, you’ll probably see at least twenty five cell phones. Kids don’t pass notes anymore, they text. They don’t call other kids names to their faces, they post harmful pictures on social media to embarrass their victim. That’s only the tippy top of the iceberg. There are many positive factors to change, but there are also some very important negative effects that should not be overlooked.
The demise of the U.S. Postal Service
Due to the immense amount of communication that has switched over to e-mails and other digital outlets, the U.S. Postal Service has suffered an overwhelming hit. There have even been talks in the midst about ending the delivery of mail on Saturdays to cut down on costs for the government agency. There have already actually been cuts in the number of employees the postal service maintains on a steady basis. Technology is killing “snail mail”. On another note, however, companies like Fedex deliver every day of the week, are contracted with Amazon Prime for 2 day shipping, and will likely continue to be successful in the future.
The definition of dating has expanded
Technology has greatly affected the way we search for or meet our potential partners these days. Some people could “date” for months with the help of the internet and never even meet one another in person. This was completely unheard of only a few years ago in comparison to the last hundred years. You now have the ability to talk to several people at once from almost any location all around the world. The pool of possible mates has expanded immensely.
High tech educational communication
Technology has even managed to revolutionize the plight of the average educator. Teachers can keep up with parents through a quick group email instead of spending hours writing notes to send home, only to find that the student never delivered the message. Various other responsibilities have also been made more efficient for educators, but communication is a very important aspect of education.