Before the days of tweeting and texting, the means of communication was a little different. From actually verbally speaking to each other (cringe), to cave paintings and smoke signals, our ancestors tried them all out. The evolution of the telegraph was a game changer and set the standard for communication for the rest of time. We now had a means of long distance communication. Although the average speed was 8-words per minute, with a rate of $100 for a ten-word message ($1470 is the 2013 equivalent), Samuel Morse’s invention allowed for audiences to follow events in real time.
The following prezi looks at some of the technological advances we have had over time.