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Importance of Communication Devices

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Communication devices affect nearly every area of life. Their broad range of applications make them crucial to society. They factor into the ways in which people are able to work, socialize, stay in touch with one another and conduct important research, among other activities.

At Work

Communication devices such as the Internet, television, radio and billboards allow companies to promote their products and attract a larger audience. During the work day, employees of corporations do not always have to travel to other branches or related companies for meetings. Instead, they can use digital technology or a speakerphone function to communicate with one another from their own business headquarters to increase productivity and communication between the branches/firms/etc.

For Social Purposes

The number of people that an individual can communicate with on a daily basis is quite large due to the presence of the Internet. People use social media websites and networks to stay in touch with individuals they have not seen in decades or who live on the other side of the world. E-mail, video chat and other messaging devices allow people to send or respond to text or images in a matter of a few seconds.

At School

Communication devices are certainly used to allow students to connect to children at other educational institutions via the web. Communication devices have also opened up new fields of possibilities for those entering college. Programs allow students to select from a number of specific disciplines and concentrations, such as graphic communications or audio and visual communication technology. These students will pave the way for even more technological advances in the field of communications.

Everyday Life

Communication devices factor into everyday life. People use navigation systems in their cars to help them figure out where they are going. Other individuals use the Internet to order groceries, or watch news on the television/Internet to keep up to date on what is happening in the world. Students, researchers and those with specialized interests use the Internet to speak with other specialists and to find out more information about their topic.

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About the Author

Jen Marx holds a Master of Arts in English and American literature. She is a consultant at a university writing center and has numerous print and online publications, including "Community College Campus News." Marx specializes in topics ranging from wedding planning to history to the environment.