The invention of the telephone sparked an era of new technology, and new ways of communicating. First with the telegraph. Then the telephone. Then cellphones, texting, Facebook, twitter, Skype, Myspace, Formspring, and well do I REALLY have to go on?
Our generation has become very dependent on our technology whether it would be our Android cell phones for texting, or our new Fourth Generation iPod touches for Face Time. It’s become such a habit just to reach into our pockets and check those phones for a new text or a call. But what about when you can’t reach someone that way?
That’s where Twitter, Skype, and of course Facebook come in! Now lets face it, we pretty much ALL have Facebook or Skype (or any video chat website), correct? And don’t lie, you use it ALL the time. Am I right? Well tell me... What exactly do you use it FOR?
Now as dorky as it sounds, my mom has a Skype. But she doesn’t use it to talk to old pals from school or her family, no. She uses it to talk to people in the United Kingdom. She works with a technology that uses electricity to help heal and treat problems with the muscles. But the inventor lives in the UK and my mom can’t contact him through a cell phone (long distance). So she Skypes with him.
Today, the machine was making a weird noise. So she went on Skype and she had the inventor walk her through the steps to take the machine apart, fix it, and put it back together again. Now remember, he’s in London... It was so cool to watch. And I was even more amazed when i found out the inventor is an older guy... And no offense to people of the larger numbers, but most of the technology-deprived generation can’t even figure out how to copy and paste.
All of the social networking, cell phones, and other means of communication have changed the way we work, the way we communicate, and the way we see the world. So lets all thanks Mr. Samuel FB Morse for inventing the telegraph, changing our views, and sparking the technologically dependent era!