When the idea of immediate communication around the world was created, the people of the world were shocked and excited. Throughout history, advancing technology has allowed civilians to communicate instantaneously with people on a national and international scale. Global communication has peaked in todays society, and the continuation of these developments will lead to limitless ideas for advancing communication in the future. Who knows, maybe we could somehow be able to communicate or read the future, or even better, communicate with people from the PAST! (cue dramatic music)
Real time communication sprouted in the 1900s – 1920s, and ultimately influenced the civilians at the time regarding how they communicated with each other. News and current events were received through “Noise Communication” almost immediately. This was a revolutionary concept that you could hear and receive news without seeing anyone.
In modern times, social media has definitely overtaken “noise communication” with the instantaneous communication around the world through the click of a button. This means that we don’t even have to physically speak, just type what we are saying. On differing social media, there are different ways in which people can sort through what they want to see. With the olympics happening in Rio at the moment, the notion of “trending” tags allows easy access to results from the games and particular sports. This system binds people on a global scale and creates easy communication on an international level.
For example, in Mexico, the Rio Olympic Games won’t even be broadcasted on their two main television networks?! For the first time, Mexican civilians will watch the games unfold through the internet for free. This will increase the international communication between Mexican spectators and their opposing countries and encourage other viewers to access twitter while watching the games.
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