Education History Term Paper

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Messaging or Short Message Service (SMS)

In Contemporary Culture

After the Second World War, technological advancement increasingly progressed especially after the television was introduced to the commercial market. After the advent of television, various technologies were innovated, including the computer technology that we are now enjoying and utilizing. The new computer technology became the catalyst for more advancements to come our way, and one of the sectors that benefited from these new technologies are the communications sector. Communications technology include the Internet, mobile phones, satellite broadcasting, and other innovations that developed and made communication more prevalent, improved, and clearer especially for people communicating or sharing information from distant places. The communications technology that the contemporary culture has will be the focus of this paper, particularly the advancements made to telephone communication. Telephones are considered one of the most vital devices invented over many centuries. Telephones evolved from being the telephone with a headset and number dial, then it became wireless and can be carried out within a few meters away from the phone set, and eventually, telephones became more mobile, and these phones are what we call now as mobile phones or cellphones. One of the most important innovations that were made immobile phone technology is the text messaging or short message service (SMS) that is now prevalent in almost all parts of the world. When before, the main function of mobile phones is to make calling more mobile, the advent of SMS made it possible for people not to talk in all places (near or far), but also to send out text, that is, written messages to people from far places.

Aside from the mobility of the said SMS technology, another advantage of this technology is that it avoids the nuisance or irritability…

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