How technology has impacted communication. Provide an example of how technology has influenced how you communicate.

We live in a world that connected with technology. ‘Technological change has placed communication on the front lines of a social revolution’. William paisley (1985). Technology is everywhere; it had changed all part of our lives, the way we shop, listen to music, stay in touch with friends and family, the importantly the way we communicate.


From the beginning of the history, progress of communication have gone hand in hand and the most modern technological advances like the internet, cell phone, and social networking development of the science  obtain  communication to a new level.

Figure 1 (Impact of technology on society) sources:

The most important impact of technology on communication is the increased use of the internet and the option of sending emails and chatting. ‘Email has enabled speedy cross- location and international communication from one’s desk that previously involve complex delivery processes’. Cenere et al. (2015 p. 277). Email let us send documents to any part of the globe within seconds and it allows us to send the same message in different person at the same time. Previously it required sending by post or faster methods were telegrams and it had severe limitations in the text and were quite costly.

Figure 2 (How Technology Has Impacted Our Daily Communication) sources:

Statistics, extrapolations and counting by Radicati Group from February 2015 estimate the number of emails sent per day (in 2015) to be around 205 billion. 205 billion email messages per day mean almost 2.4 million emails are sent every second and some 74 trillion emails are sent per year.’( Heinz, 2015). Although there are millions of spams email sends as well.

Technology has change the way we communicate. Although there are advantage and disadvantage for those changes but it is become blessing for all kind of business.


Cenere, P, Gill, R, Lawson, C, Lewis, M 2015, Communication skills for business professionals 7thedition, Cambridge University Press, Melbourne.

Nayab N 2014, How Communication Has Evolved With New Technologies, viewed 4 May 2016,

Heinz T, 2016 How Many Emails Are Sent Every Day?, viewed 8 May 2016

Image references

Watson, H 2014 Impact of technology on society, digital image, viewed 8 May 2016,

Weierick, C, 2013 How Technology Has Impacted Our Daily Communication, digital image, viewed 8 May 2016,

Video reference:

Blake vest 2014, Effects of Technology on Communication, video, viewed 6 May 2016,


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