How Technology Has Changed The Way We Communicate

929 WordsAug 21, 20154 Pages
Without a doubt 21st-century communication has really changed the way we communicate, and the way we connect to the world. The technologies that have been the most impactful that are changing the way we learn are the telephone, the smart phone, the television, the computer and the internet. The one of the technology that has directly affected and changed the way we communicate is the mobile device (cell phone, smart phone etc.) This device has single-handedly created a dialect that built around the text function. Our kids have picked up this new dialect very simple using terms such as LOL OMG. They seem to speak in a foreign language to adults. We will take a closer look at a few of these technologies and show how they are changing the way we learn. A report done by pew Center, “99% of all Americans own a cell phone as of 2014, 81% use their phones to send or receive text messages, and 73% used it for email or chat.” The reason for such activity is because of mobile devices such as the smart phone. These phones allow us to work as though we are right in front of a computer. Not only do they give a mobile source of communication, but they give us access to multimedia, the internet, we can read, we can write correspondence on the go, we can translate, navigate and the list goes on and on. According to Forbes magazine, “In 2014, the mobile world has officially surpassed the tethered world as far as usage, 91% of people sleep within arm’s reach of their mobile devices.
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