Communication Is The Invention Of The Mobile Phone

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Communication is clearly defined by the 2014 Oxford Dictionary press as the “means of imparting or exchanging information accomplished through use of speaking, writing or some other medium.” However this means of communication has changed somewhat over the years starting perhaps in the early years as paintings and drawings used as symbols right up to social media and even ‘Skype’ style online video chats between two or more people. But most likely the biggest aspect in the development of communication was the invention of the mobile phone in the mid-1940s. The original purpose of this new technology was for the wealthy to communicate freely with people on the move, as compared to only being able to contact people when they were at home. At the time this technology was primarily used only in business by reporters, fleet operators and utilities due to its expensiveness. Progressions in mobile phones now include internet browsing, text messaging, calling and video calling, cameras, and many other applications including weather, GPS, emails, contacts, notes and even ebooks and magazines – Mobile Phones have now advanced so far that it is almost unheard of not to own one whilst it was previously considered very rare and unlikely to possess such technology.

Somehow this development of the mobile phone has embedded itself into our modern day society so much that it has revolutionised the way we interact and made considerable impacts on our lifestyle. Whilst there are many…
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