People always have needed to communicate with one another. Since prehistoric times, hunting and gathering tribes have used spoken language to pass on information and build rapport with fellow tribe members. The ability to convey thoughts and ideas has enabled people to build societies and cultures far beyond their small groups of friends and family.
Today, communication is an even more critical part of modern life than in previous generations, thanks to new technologies. It has always been challenging for anyone anywhere to communicate instantaneously with anyone else anywhere in the world. Here are seven ways technology has changed the way we communicate lately.