How many hours a day do you think you use technology?
According to Forbes, American adults spend over 12 hours a day in front of screens. Technology has drastically changed the way people communicate with each other. There are so many benefits of technology, one of the biggest being enhanced communication.
Here are 3 ways that technology has changed communication:
1. Media Channels
Media channels like social media, blogs, and websites have changed the way that our world communicates with one another. The internet was created in the 1960s, but it wasn’t public until the 90s, so essentially it is fairly new. Before the internet and social media, people received information via newspapers and television. Now individuals can access information immediately with the click of a button on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
2. Workplace Communication
Communication in the workplace is now easier than ever before. With the use of communication tools such as social media, video chatting, and cloud-based systems it is much easier to collaborate and reach people quickly within the workplace. Along with improving communication, technology has also improved workplace efficiency and productivity.
3. Speed, Speed, Speed
Speed may be one of the biggest ways that technology has changed the way that our world communicates. Messages that used to take days to reach people are now in people’s inboxes within seconds. Technology has allowed employees to focus on what’s important in their jobs and less on manual logistical processes.
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