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Communication innovation: Twitter then and now
Journalism & Communication
Pages 10 (2510 words)
Student Name Instructor Name Course October 8, 2013 Communication Innovation: Twitter – Then and Now Introduction Just take a look around and it will be readily noticeable that the way individuals communicate with one another today is radically different than just a few decades ago, and light years away from the ways our ancestors interacted with each other.
The reality is that we adapt to the means we have at our disposal. The truth is also that individual communication centuries ago took a long time by today’s standards, but it was the expected course of life back then. Today, however, much of society depends on instant communication and Twitter can certainly be considered to be on the forefront of this revolution. In looking at the various ways that society has communicated over the ages, it is helpful to consider the role of journalists in our culture. They have been primarily responsible for communicating local, national, and international events on a global scale. In the past, this form of communication has largely taken place via print or television media. Some argue that journalists will soon begin to not be needed in this age of rapid and technological communication. On the contrary, journalists will continue to have a place in the way society communicates, but they will be doing so in a dramatically different way than before. This paper will analyze the way that Twitter is revolutionizing communication amongst journalists and it will explore issues related to communication then and now, while focusing on the need to change and adapt to today’s increasingly global and connected world. ...
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