According to Forbes, American adults spend more than 12 hours per day staring at screens. Technology has drastically altered how people communicate with one another. One of the most significant advantages of technology is improved communication.
Here are three ways technology has altered communication:
1. Media Outlets
Social media, blogs, and websites have transformed the way our world communicates with one another. The internet was invented in the 1960s, but it was not made public until the 1990s, so it is still relatively new. People used to get their information from newspapers and television before the internet and social media. Individuals can now access information on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook with the click of a button.
2. Communication in the Workplace
Workplace communication is now easier than ever before. It is much easier to collaborate and reach people quickly in the workplace when communication tools like social media, video chatting, and cloud-based systems are used. Technology has improved workplace efficiency and productivity in addition to improving communication.
3. Acceleration, Acceleration, Acceleration
One of the most significant ways that technology has changed the way our world communicates is through speed. Messages that used to take days to reach people’s inboxes now arrive in seconds. Employees can now concentrate on what is important in their jobs rather than on manual logistical processes thanks to advances in technology.
Communication via Video
Video chats, messages, and conferences are perhaps the most notable technological advancements that have changed the way we communicate with others. It personalises conversations with friends and family. Video conferences help businesses see what’s going on, view charts and data, view presentations, and more. Some examples of video communication are as follows:
- Skype is one of the most widely used platforms for personal and professional video communication. Freely communicate with other Skype users, share information, and more.
- FaceTime – video chatting on the iPhone doesn’t even require an app like Skype. All you need is another iPhone user to video chat with.
- Slack and Cisco WebEx are excellent examples of video conferencing at its best. They can also be used to improve and manage workflow.
It all started with text messaging and has only gotten better since then. We can now send text messages to friends and family members all over the world in seconds, complete with images, emojis, and other effects. If you have two compatible smartphones, such as an iPhone and an iPad, you can send iMessages, which has a plethora of options for personalising your messages. Other examples of quicker communication include:
Facebook Messenger – Facebook is used by hundreds of millions of people worldwide. The FB Messenger app is a simple way to communicate with other Facebook users. Send messages, videos, images, emojis, and other content.
Voxer – This app functions similarly to a walkie-talkie. It is necessary for both parties to use this app. Your message will be sent instantly with just one tap. In addition, you can send audio or video messages at any time. It’s an excellent tool for businesses with mobile representatives.
What Will the Future Bring?
One can only speculate on how technology will continue to transform the way we communicate. We are already connected to others in an instant, no matter where they are in the world, thanks to video and lightning fast messaging. It’s a safe bet that speed will continue to influence communication technology advancements. Holographic communications is one area that we can hope will be available in the near future.