Communication And Human Communication

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Humans, by nature, are social beings. Communication has been a part of people’s everyday lives long before conventional language, which are gestural and vocal, was even created. The first uniquely human forms of communication were pointing and pantomiming (Tomasello 2). These forms then have gradually evolved through the means of technology. Technology is known as the practical application of scientific knowledge in order to pro-duce goods and to provide services. This is one of the most powerful medium that has brought upon a massive change in society. Its influence on communication was so significantly profound that it has changed the way people relate socially; from gestures and vocal exchange to letters and electronic messages.…show more content…
Sending messages has been made easier with just a simple click, and call-ing others just takes less than a minute. Email, working on top of the Web, has made communi-cation more varied and more flexible (Nield, “How Technology Has Affected Communication”). Businesses use this for their transactions, intra-company communications, and for disseminating information. All of these innovations show that the convenience and accessibility technology has brought may be its greatest contribution to the advancement of communication. However, technology is not just entirely beneficial. Although it can be very instrumental for the maintenance of relationships, technology can also reduce the connection between people. The rapid growth of technological devices and its availability resulted to a detrimental change in interpersonal relationships. Recent advancements in communication technology have enabled

Raymundo 3 billions of people to connect more easily with people great distances away, yet little has been known about how the frequent presence of these devices in social settings influences face-to-face interactions (Przybylski & Weinstein, 2012, p. 1). A number of studies have shown that technol-ogy no longer made distance a problem in communicating; however, studies have also shown how technology can negatively affect the
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