What Are the Positive Impacts of Communication Technology?

By Zachary Fenell

Communication technology (technology which allows for communication) has helped to revolutionize the communication process. Electronic communication, like text messages, email and social networking websites, has enabled society to become more connected.

Positive Influences

Organizations use electronic communication in day-to-day operations, and individuals use it for personal tasks, like banking, paying bills and socializing. Communication technology has also made long-distance communication and mass communication easy and convenient.

Social Influence

Communication technology, especially Internet communication like social networking websites and dating websites, has simplified the process of socializing. Social networking websites enable you to easily keep in touch with friends and family, whereas dating websites help you find someone compatible to be in a relationship with.

Mass Communication

Mass communication is communicating to a large number of people. Schools and businesses are two types of organizations which use electronic communication, like email and e-newsletters, to communicate to a large number of people.

Long-Distance Communication

Early forms of long-distance communication included runners who ran messages back and forth between people and homing pigeons trained to fly written messages. The advancement of communication technology has helped to make long-distance communication fast and seemingly effortless.

Communication for the Disabled

A benefit of communication technology not often talked about is the technology’s ability to give disabled people the ability to communicate. Communication technology, like electronic communication boards and specialized computer software, helps to give a voice to individuals who've previously gone unheard.