Communication is very important in every aspect of life. Without it we will not be able to deal with various concerns and problems of daily life.

So, here are some of the ways through which we communicate with each other and how these ways have evolved over time.

Smoke signal

The smoke signal is one of the oldest forms of long-distance communication. If a soldier wants to signal about an attack, he will light up fire and another person at long distance will see the smoke and light up another fire. This way, one can communicate over long distance over short time.

The Homing Pigeon

Pigeons were effective as messengers due to their natural homing abilities i.e. they could fly back to the place they came from. The pigeons were taken out of their homes to some far away destination in cages. When the sender had to send a message, he would pick the pigeon of that particular area and attach it with message. Then naturally the pigeon would fly back to its home where the receiver could read the messages. Think of them as the modern day whatsapp.

The Pony Express

Earlier there used to be messengers in each town or kingdom. These messengers used to ride on horses and deliver the messages themselves. If the message was really urgent or the sender of the message could not rely on the homing pigeons, to deliver his messages, then these messengers used to deliver the messages. Think of them as the modern-day postmen.

The Semaphore Flag

The Semaphore flag signaling system is an alphabet signaling system based on the waving of a pair of hand-held flags in a particular pattern. The flags are held, arms extended, in various positions representing each of the letters of the alphabet.

It is still used (very rarely) for underwater or emergency communication.

The Telegraph

Developed in the 1830s and 1840s by Samuel Morse (1791-1872) and other inventors, the telegraph revolutionized long-distance communication. It worked by transmitting electrical signals over a wire laid between stations.

The users send their messages in a language which is specially invented for this. It is known as the Morse Code.

The Telephone

One of the most important inventions in the field of communications during the modern age is the telephone. It is because of this invention that we are able to talk to our friends and families without the hassle of traveling far and going to their place. We should thank Graham Bell for this great invention.

The Radio

Whether it’s hearing familiar songs, jamming out to today’s latest hits, getting critical information during a disaster, the latest news, or learning about important events in the community, consumers trust their favorite radio stations.

The email

Short for electronic mail, e-mail or email is a message that may contain text, files, images, or other attachments sent through Internet to a specified individual or group of individuals.

The Mobile Phone

A mobile phone (or cell phone) can be used to communicate over long distances without wires. It works by communicating with a nearby base station (also called a “cell site”) which connects it to the main phone network.

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