The Evolution of Communication Technology

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Social Media (2007)

Shortly after social media sites caught on with the average consumer, businesses began realizing the benefits of having online interactions and profiles. In 2007, there were more than 53 million active Facebook users and an average of 250,000 new accounts opening every day. Facebook quickly expanded to allow brands to create profiles that users could become a “fan” of. This idea was originally intended for household brands with big marketing budgets, but that evolved to allow any company to create a page. The ability of businesses to connect with customers on a new, more intimate level completely changed the way marketing is done today. Social media fosters connections, so companies know it is important to connect to their target audiences and work to make those genuine relationships. When Twitter gained momentum in 2007, brands were attracted to the notion of concisely promoting products and engaging with followers. Since there is a 140-character limit to each tweet, companies are forced to be succinct about the messages they want to publish to their profile.

Even before the emergence of technology, communication has been at the forefront of relationship building and business development. The changes in communication technology over the last four decades have been revolutionary. Now with more millennials in the workforce than baby boomers, the way we work and communicate with one another is changing. Ray Tomlinson’s recent passing further reminds us of how far communication has come since he founded email in 1971 and reset the standard of how we talk to each other.

Today, newer advancements like texting and messaging apps have spurred even more efficiency within workplace communication. We have come a long way since the days of written letters and memos. Even email has become a secondary form of communication in the workplace as chat platforms are taking over. In this slideshow, Kore, a bots-based messaging platform, presents milestones in workplace communication to show how it has evolved and what lies ahead for the future of work.  


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