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Electronic communication
The general purpose of most electronic gadgets is to make life easier, more fun, or more efficient. Mobiles phones are universal and, with the advent of voice mail and mobile phones, it is now possible to reach people practically anytime, anywhere. This can be used for staff to staff communication. Video conferencing uses phone lines to transmit video as well as sound, between two or more groups. Because cameras, microphones, audio playback and special software are required, video conferencing is used only infrequently and on specially-provided workstations. However, as networks become more powerful and the machinery becomes less expensive, it is possible that this will eventually be available to everyone. This can be used for staff to staff communication. Social networks allow people to keep in touch with each other through status updates, pictures, comments and messages. Through social network sites such as Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, people can see what their friends are up to at all times and comment on their activities. While social networking may be used as a form of communication between friends and family, businesses and celebrities as well have allowed fans to follow them through fan pages on Facebook and status updates (tweets) from their Twitter accounts. Linked In is primarily used as a job network between colleagues and contacts. Communicating by email is almost instantaneous, which can enhance communications by allowing for quick dissemination of information and fast response to customer inquiries. It may also allow for quicker problem-solving and more streamlined business processes. As a result, small business owners can accomplish more in less time. Email can help increase productivity. Business owners can communicate with established distribution lists, automatically forward information based on a topic, or send information to specific individuals as needed. Effective email use can reduce reliance on face-to-face consultations and meetings. Email lets businesses market to targeted audiences. Customers can opt in to receive email communications about products they own, sales or new items. Customers who receive targeted emails based on their preferences are likely to be more receptive. With the help of information technology (computers), communication has also become cheaper, quicker, and more efficient. We can now communicate with anyone around the globe by simply text messaging them, or sending them an email, for an almost instantaneous response. The internet has also opened up face-to-face direct communication from different parts of the world, thanks to the help of video-conferencing. A touch screen is very easy to use (as the user simply touches what he or she sees on the display). It also save space as no keyboard or mouse is required. Touch monitors can even be mounted on the wall. Touching a visual display of choices requires little thinking and is a form of direct manipulation that is easy to learn. Touch screens are the fastest pointing devices. Touch screens have easier hand eye coordination than mice or keyboards. Touch screens are durable in public access and in high volume usage. Another thing is DVD with this you are able to watch high definition video when in conferences like on a blue ray, this is also inbuilt in some of the televisions. A WAP application on one network should be easily portable to a different environment with little or no change. The alternative to using WAP is to write applications using proprietary protocols. Such applications will require substantial code rewriting when porting to a different type of network. New services can be added quickly and at a lower cost using WAP. This allows access to the internet from mobile connections allows you to visit sites like YouTube, Facebook and other social networking sites Non-electronic communication

Non electronic methods of communication are ways of communicating through non-electronic...
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