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How Technology Has Improved Communication

Technology has led to many new methods of electronic communication, such as social networking websites and videoconferences. Learn how technology has helped many parts of society.

Business

Technology has increased the flow of communication within the workplace. Electronic communication includes email, voicemail, videoconferences, online newsletters, instant messages, and the Intranet. Some companies use an internal website for managers and employees to communicate.

Education

By using electronic communication such as instant messages and emails, children can learn about other cultures. Students can research and access a large amount of information while in a school classroom or from home.

International Relationships

Electronic communication has improved international relationships by making global communication more accessible. Technology has helped to create awareness of global issues by increasing the amount of international news. Electronic communication has created new opportunities for expanding businesses internationally.

Considerations

Communication technology can also improve the life of individuals with communication disabilities, such as weak vocal cords and hearing impairments. An individual who has trouble speaking can use a computer to communicate messages with others.

Warning

Electronic communication can also become an obstacle to effective communication. Information overload occurs when information gets communicated at a faster rate than what you can process. You can decrease risk of information overload by combining smaller messages into one message. Also, select an appropriate method of communication. For instance, if you have an important message, call on your phone.


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