Thursday, February 26, 2009

Telegraph vs. Telephone

The telegraph was the first source of electronic communication. This was very helpful to society, because the amount of time it took for news to travel from one place to another was horrible". For example, it took news twenty days and two hours to travel from charleston, South Carolina to New york city in 1790. By 1841 it only took five and a half days to travel from washington D.C. to Boston. This new invention had help the lives of many people, and encourage the people to look forward towards new technology. with this new technology they could expand social connections, increasing the possibilities of association, exchange, and diffusion of information.
Although the Telegraph was a great invention, the telephone was an even better one. Unlike the telegraph the telephone could be owned and used in the privacy of your own home. Where the telegraph was most helpful in businesses, and was not really helpful to unemployeed people, or people who spent alot of time in their homes. Leaving the people the benefits of contacts and communication at all times, the people preferred the telephone over the telegraph.

8 Comments:

At 10:44 PM, Blogger A. Mattson said...

Always cite the source of your facts if possible.

Yes, the telegraph was primarily used for business purposes while the telephone quickly became a social as well as business network.

 
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