How Communication Has Evolved With New Technologies.docx

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Technology allows easy storage and retrieval of communication when needed, especially verbal communication , the storage of which was very difficult before. It now becomes easier to rewind
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and clear misconceptions rather than make assumptions, or contacting the person again to clear doubt. Change in Style The invention of new gadgets such as mobile phones made communication easier by allowing people to communicate from anywhere. An underestimated impact of mobile gadgets is the effect they have on the nature of communication. 1. The possibility of high quality communication from anywhere in the world to anywhere else at low costs has led to a marked decline in face-to-face communications and to an increased reliance on verbal and written communication over electronic mediums. 2. The small keyboards on mobile phones and other hand-held devices that make typing difficult has resulted in a radical shortening of words and increasing use of symbol and shortcuts, with little or no adherence to traditional grammatical rules. Such change now finds increasing acceptance in the business community. 3. Communication has become concise and short, and the adage “brevity is the soul of wit" finds widespread implementation, though unintentionally.
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