Written communication in today’s world

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Written communication is an important part of the modern world. It allows people to communicate with one another when they are not able-bodied, or in situations where it would be difficult for them to speak face-to-face.

Written communication also helps bridge gaps between people who do not share a common language. Let’s explore written communication in the modern world and find out why written communication is so important!

Written communication is one of the most used modes of communicating in written form. The written mode has different types and features, such as:

Why we use written communication

Written communication plays a vital role to bridge gaps between people who don’t speak the same language or there might be some situation where it’s not possible to talk face to face for example if you are abroad then written communications can help you stay connected with your loved ones back home.

  • Text messages 
  • Emails
  • Social media posts
  • Letters
  • Postcards
  • Blogs/website posts etc.

all forms of written communication share common elements. they have same structure consisting of opening salutation body conclusion closing salutation examples include emails letters postcards blog posts etc. written communication is also used in the form of written symbols which include

  • Emoticons
  • Abbreviations/acronyms etc

There are older and newer written forms of communication. The Old ones like handwritten letters are still used by many today. However, written communication has evolved into something much more than just letters and cards sent through the mail.

Evolution of written communication

Written communication is now an integral part of our everyday lives. It can be argued that the internet plays a big role in this evolution of written communication as well since most social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook consist mainly of text messages (written form) with some photos attached for example. 

The use of technology such as smartphones today also helps bridge gaps between people who do not speak the same language but share similar interests – they communicate using written words on their phones!

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Written communications are widely accepted and preferred by people as it provides more privacy than verbal forms. Written communication has a number of pros and cons which we discussed in the following article: Pros and Cons of Written Communication.

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