Today, communication has exponentially changed from just 20 years ago.
1985, telephone, face-to-face, letter-writing, e-mail, and smoke signals were the most advanced methods to reach someone.
2012, talking, video chat, phone (home/cell), text, e-mail,letter, IM, facebook message, facebook status, and twitter have made communication much less of an intimate part of life and more of a convenient, constant piece.
I like this! I feel like it’s a great way to get fast communication and there’s always the assurance that you can reach almost anyone at any time. Each portal of communication corresponds to a different type of message that is trying to be conveyed. For example, an e-mail is great for work or school-related communication. An e-mail reminding me about tomorrow’s newspaper meeting is a great way to keep track of my events I have to attend. A video chat, phone call, text, letter, facebook message, facebook status, and twitter are all mainly dedicated to social life. So, work and professional communication really haven’t grown. Social communication has.