According to Webster’s Dictionary communication is “a sending, giving or exchanging of information, ideas etc.” Thus talking about modern means of communication I would mention two things – mobile phones and the Internet. When I use all these things everyday I sometimes recollect people who invented them. Without the work of John Neumann, Charles Babbage, Tim Bernes-Lee, Zhores Alferov, Al Gore and many others we won’t be able to enjoy all modern means of communication.
Modern means of communication have introduced relevant changes in our life. Mobile phones give us an opportunity to stay in touch and to be reachable everywhere. Now it’s difficult to imagine how people lived without mobile phones in the past.
The mobile phone is a very useful device. Thanks to it, I can access people I need: my parents, my friends and teachers. I can never miss anything important. If I need some help, I just call for help. If I’m late for some reason I may send a message to inform about it. What is more, with the help of my mobile phone I can access the Internet, listen to music and what not. A mobile phone gives us freedom. Furthermore, mobile phones offer the possibility of texting. Text messaging is the most convenient and the cheapest form of communication when we need to pass a quick note containing only a few words.
But telephones are no longer the only device used to communicate with other people. For example, using new software applications like Skype is undoubtedly one of the popular ways for communication. In this way we can surf the net and chat with our friends at the same time. Another advantage is convenience for those who cannot bother going outdoors to meet up with someone.
Others suggest that such trend of communication can make people’s social skills degenerate. As time passes, people forget how to talk to each other naturally when it comes to the necessity of face-to-face communication.
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