In what ways has information technology changed communication practices in the past 10 years?


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The modern technology has changed the communication landscape in different ways.  New information and communication technologies have offered means for paradigm shift in personal and business communication. There is little doubt in the fact that modern technologies have brought about a revolutionary transformation in the ways through which we communicate.  As the world ushers the new information age, there a different technological devices like television, hand phones, personal computers, the internet, and others that have established themselves as necessary in our daily life and have greatly changed the communication landscape reducing the world into a global village (Dephoff).    In the new information technology era, gone are the days when it took days to relay a message form one person to the other or from one organization to the other, as today, it takes the click of a button, in a matter of few seconds, to relay the intended information. However, it is important to note that while modern technologies have had positive impacts on communication, they also have hand negative impacts on communication practices.