Essay On Communication In The Past And Present

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Communication in the Past and the Present
Communication in the Past:
Communication has always been a part of American culture; it has been the most crucial part of people’s social life. Over time, the means of communication has changed according to the times, people’s living situations and advancements in technology. In the past, people used smoke signals as a form of communication; however, smoke signals could only send a few simple messages. As America changed and the population grow people needed to send longer messages as well as sending them further in distance. Therefore, people replaced smoke signals for letter writing. People wrote letters to communicate with friends and family separated by distance because it was the only way to communicate
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The telegraph made it possible for other forms of rapid communication. The telegraph truly changed the world because before telegraphs, the country was very isolated from other regions of the world. Most of the world had a limited amount of knowledge of national and international news. “By the end of the 1870s, the United States was connected to a global telecommunications network that allowed for relatively low-cost, communication.” The telegraph was truly influential in the growth of communication.
Communication in the Present:
The telegraph was the first major milestone in the development of communication technology because it led to many of the things we use today and it’s similar to techniques we use today. Expansion in this past technology has made it possible for many of the things we use today, such as telephones, radio, cable television, Internet, and mobile phones.
It was not long after the telegraph became a success before the next progression in technology came along, the telephone. The telephone was used to transmit speech electronically. Like the telegraph, the telephone was also a wire-based electrical system. The telephone used the same cables that made the telegraph a success. Unfortunately, it failed because under-water cables did not have a strong enough
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