Accessibility the answer to the question of how

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Accessibility The answer to the question of how technology has changed communication is incomplete without a mention of technology's role in the democratization of communication systems. Technology has brought down the costs of communication significantly and improved people’s access. The proliferation of online forums, live coverage of news, and other such media-related initiatives have resulted in world wide access and participation in news and information for almost everyone. In the realm of business, access to communication or privileged information was hitherto a major source of competitive advantage. Technology helps remove such barriers and ensure a level playing field in this aspect for the most part. Nature of Communication The ease of communication and the spread of interactive communication methods such as instant messengers and video conferencing have increased the volume of communications but reduced their average length. People now communicate whatever comes up instantly, and tend to break up different topics into different communications.
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224 Finally, technologies integral to the Internet help spread the net of communication by tracking down old friends, shedding light on new business opportunities, creating new opportunities for business and personal purchasing, and similar ventures. 19.3.2. MOBILE PHONE AS MEDIUM OF COMMUNICATION A wireless form of communication in which voice and data information is emitted, transmitted and received via microwaves. This type of communication allows individuals to converse with one another and/or transmit and receive data while moving from place to place. Some examples include: cellular and digital cordless telephones; pagers; telephone answering devices; air-to- ground telecommunications; and satellite-based communications. The mobile phone or cell phone is a long-range, portable electronic device used for mobile communication. In addition to the standard voice function of a telephone, current mobile phones can support many additional services such as SMS for text messaging, email, packet switching for access to the Internet, and MMS for sending and receiving photos and video. Most current mobile phones connect to a cellular network of base stations (cell sites), which is in turn interconnected to the public switched telephone network (PSTN). Mobile Phones changed the communication the individual makes with individuals, groups and organisations. The facilities like Short Messaging Service (SMS), Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS), enable the user to exchange information, save them in distress, facilitates availing information, education and entertainment while moving. It enables managing organizations even without restricting their mobility. It enables the record of dialled numbers, missed calls, received calls and call duration. It allows keeping the names, addresses and phone numbers of hundreds of people and permits us to record tones, video clippings, take photographs, makes it possible to do banking operations, investments, fund transfers, verification of accounts, use media player, music player and radio. Mobile
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