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Electronic Communication: A Communal Revolution

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Dominic Nguyen Dr. Hightower English III AP Period 1 23 October 2009 Electronic Communication: A Communal Revolution Electronic communication has changed our perception of what is considered as a community and has spread its range over countries and continents. In today's advanced, modern world, the perception and view of community is widely expanded and more available than what was in the past with the dawn of the digital age. It has progressively allowed many people from across the globe to interact and collaborate with one another and has preserved relationships of many people over the scope of the digital network. Facebook is an example of one of the more popular growing medium of electronic communication. In the Merriam-Webster's original definition of community, community is a unified body of individuals. Community is a group of people with common interests living in a particular area and an interacting population of varying kinds of individuals in a common location or a larger society. ...read more.


It is clearly undeniable that the digital, electronic age of communication has impacted our world significantly. The Web enables people with the same interests to encounter one another and find support for their shared concerns, and form a well-knitted, informational society. Cellular phones allow long distance communications between a group of people, rather than traditional mailing of letters. Instead of waiting one or to weeks for a letter, a person may just simply call up the person and talk with them immediately. With the Internet, there is barely any delay in communication between any locations, allowing people to converse with people all around the world in real-time. With the world being smaller due to vast improvements in communication, companies, businesses, and people experience efficient, more productive interactions. For example, businesses that have set up a Facebook account have better tools in advertising, customer service, and as well as customer feedback. ...read more.


It is also understood that each person using electronic communication is fully aware of the risk he or she takes and has taken some sort of cyber safety lecture from their parents, peers, or any other medium. For those who also say that electronic communication also causes an addiction and unproductive work, it is also understood that the users of the internet, cell phone, and other forms of electronic communication also practice modesty limiting their time as much as possible in order to prevent addiction. In conclusion, electronic communication has come a long way. It has crossed many innovations in order to become what it was today, from Alexander Graham Bell's invention of the telephone to the discovery and dawn of Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook. It has rocked the boundaries of what a human can do and allowed others to congregate over long distances. Without it, a distance would have been a determining factor in communication. This is how electronic communication has changed our perception of what is considered as a community. ...read more.

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