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The Role of Computers in Communication Technology

Technological advancement has greatly contributed to the enormous growth in the communication sector. This is applied to all life facets. You will always turn to your computer for help, whenever you want to acces and create information. The same case applies when tracking the outcome of your learning. Below are the main benefits of computers in the communication sector.

Internet

There has been a rapid revolution worldwide on how individuals communicate with one another. Email, web, and internet have influenced this. Earlier, one had to wait for weeks or days before viewing information. Currently, information is being accessed at the speed of light. Emailing has greatly transformed businesses. This is because of its bases of conduct, flexibility, speed, and sharing of information. There is instant text email display as the processing of data by computers is 20 million bytes per second. Therefore downloading and displaying of any email text is instant.internet

Video chatting and VOIP

VOIP or Voice-Over-Internet Protocol has led to replacing the need of landline telephones in most instances all over the world. These lines enable instant phone communication all over the internet. Compared to fixed phone lines, they are cheaper. When speaking, you can able to see who you are talking to and where they are at that particular time through video chatting. For easy dialing and accessibility of contact details, VOIP helps in storage of this data.

Social networking

Social networking sites include Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. These networks help people who are over the network in generating of content and viewing it. A constant stream of information and updates can be sent rather than having to send individual notes. The instant sending of notes saves one a lot of time and money. As a result, communication has been taken a step farther compared to email. There is the ability to make status updates and communicating life instantly all over the world. In short time, people can read, respond and comment on sent notes.social networking

Unlike lists used in email distribution, social networking is user-friendly and streamlined. Emails are capabile of sending information to large groups of people. The disadvantage of emails was that they would fail to reach in time or fail to reach the recipient. Interface precludes information overloading that occurs when one attempts the same functions in an email program.

Routing

Though routing is not a personal computer, routers are used in directing communication traffic. They are very necessary for correct and efficient distribution of another internet traffic, emails and calls. “Packets” of electronic data are taken by routers and then used in connecting with the intended persons. This can be used in warehouses or homes. Routing can only be done wherein traffic; hubs are routed in the same place.