Communication is the most essential and amazing attribute among creatures in the world. Every creature communicates in its own way like dogs bark and birds chirp etc but humans are the wonderful creation by god that can write, talk, tweet, text as well as can communicate in a number of modes in modern world other than these.
The technology of communication has been evolving day by day and also replacing older forms of communications such as carrier pigeon etc. Before the days of tweeting and texting, people used to communicate with one another a little differently. Here is a look at the evolution of communication through the ages along with various methods and tools that have helped us in staying connected:
Smoke Signals: They are one of the actually oldest forms of long distance communication. They were being used by native tribes by their signaling systems and many soldiers during wall. In the present world, it can also be used for saying “Help” in any opposite situations.
Pigeon Posts: These beautiful birds were more than just an accessory to cobblestone streets. Thousands of years ago, people used them as a mean of communication as pigeons were able to carry the messages on small pieces of rolled up papers in a metal canister attached to their feet and used to send messages to desired destinations.
Snail Mails: Postal services have been introduced since human learned to write and through the ages, transportation of snail mails also included donkeys, balloons and submarines. In present world, mails are usually junk but it makes receiving the rare handwritten letter all the more special.
Electrical Telegraphs: They have been credited to revolutionize the communication by bidding goodbye to the old physically transported messages. They were introduced in 183 and 1840 and this electrical telegraphy used electrical currents which used to send through the long wire spanning across the ocean for delivering the messages across long distances.
Telephone: The telephone is the Canadian Legacy and first long distance phone call was made by the Alexander Graham Bell to his assistant. The introduction of telephone fully changed the way society operated and communicated with each other. They gained popularity as people were able to talk with their knowns living far away. They have changed the business world as well.
Text Messaging: This was efficient concept in 1992 through which we were able to send short and quick messages, they first proposed by Friedhelm Hillebrand in 1984 and his idea was that most sentences and questions could be fit within 160 characters.
Video Messaging: The introduction of the video calling in 1996 changed the way people interact such as Skype which has probably salvaged many long distance relationships. In addition to conference calling and video chatting, there are many apps which are changing the ways of communication.