Apart from the rights administrators, the user without any external intervention can individually operate Facebook. For the efficient use of telegraphy, there must be actual employees stationed at the transmission and reception stations to manage the process of communication. A telegraphy operator can have a direct and personal conversation without knowing the identity of the person. As examples of information systems, both Facebook and telegraph offer socio-technical systems platform where participants develop, organize and manage information and its contents (Grint & Willocks, 1995, p. 54). This makes these two systems fit for organizational management. They both satisfy the information needs of organizations through the production, dissemination and controlling of knowledge. However, while telegraph relies on paper work to convey information, Facebook requires an internet empowered gadget to transmit information. Such gadgets might include computers, mobile technologies, PDAs, net books, laptops, and tablets (Hammer, 1990, p. 1). Using telegraph for the transmission of information can encounter barriers such as distance, weather conditions, and other physical attributes. This is not true about Facebook. Apart from countries where there are strict sanctions on internet use, Facebook transcends all boundaries of the world irrespective of the distance, time, speed, and weather conditions. One of the most significant hurdles concerning the use of Facebook involves the availability of the internet. Apparently, the cost of the internet is still expensive to the majority of people of the world, and this consequently hampers their access to Facebook (Eisenstein, 2002, p. 127). Impacts of telegraph The history of telegraphy dates back to the revolution of...
54). Impacts of telegraph
Telegraph has had various impacts in the socio-technical systems. As an information system tool, telegraphy has ensured that information relay flows in a smooth manner besides being unadorned and lean. Telegraph has enhanced commerce in business organization, governments, and the military departments. The socio-technical systems of telegraphy also encouraged critical analysis of the market situations for many business organizations globally. Facebook is a socio-technical system developed in 2004. Facebook drives democracies in various territorial boundaries. The emergence of Facebook as a socio-technical system has increased business management owing to the advancements and improvements in the way consumers behave digitally. The socio technical systems of Facebook manifest the processes through which organizations grow rapidly in engulfing the operations of that business enterprise (Willmott, 1995, p. 7). The management of information system requires an organization to relay the social networking system that encompasses the wider initiatives of economic, institutional, and technological aspects. It is based on the understanding that an organization ought to have sufficient knowledge on the operations of the socio-technical systems for successful management of information systems. The introduction of the social networking sites has improved business management processes.