The Negative Impacts Of Communication In The Pre-Digital Age

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Most people believe that we are currently in the golden of communication. I would argue however, communication was far more effective in the pre-digital age. The ability for people to be able to effectively communicate with each other has been a critical component in the growth and advancement of human civilization. Communication allows people to convey ideas, thoughts, news, etc. For communication to be effective, it is critical that the thoughts and ideas are accurately conveyed. If messages are misinterpreted or misunderstood, there is a breakdown in communication.
Throughout the course of history, communication methods have changed greatly. It used to be that communication was either through the spoken word to small groups of people or writing letters to others. Over time, technologies have allowed individuals to reach larger and larger audiences, first through the printed press/newspapers and then through more mass media options such as radio and television. Today, communication has reached the point where an individual has a global reach through social media and other outlets.
Recent advancements in modern technology have revolutionized the ability for people to communicate with one another. What used to take days, weeks, or even months, now can be accomplished in a matter of seconds. There are many that believe that this revolution has improved our ability to communicate with each other. While there is no doubt that the new technology has improved the mechanics of

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