Evolution of Communication - thumbHow much did your first cell phone weigh? When was the last time you used a carrier pigeon? Is your favorite newspaper printed on stone?

Yesterday ViralBlog, a leading global blog on viral ideas and social trends, broke the news and published an Evolution of Communication infographic, which was created in cooperation with Mikogo. The infographic depicts the evolution of communication over the past 8,000 years (summarized of course), from smoke signals to smartphones. In a time of rapid changes in the way we contact, connect and collaborate we often wonder where we will be in the future without remembering where we were in the past.

So while we’ll look at where we’re heading, we’ll first take you on a journey through millennia of human innovation and ingenuity which has made our world as small as it is today!

For example, did you know that…?

  • Drum messages could travel 100mph in 6,000BC
  • 250,000 carrier pigeons were used by the British during WWII
  • Today over 100 trillion emails are sent annually
  • 50,000,000,000 devices are expected to be connected to the Internet by 2020

The purpose behind this infographic is not to only present you with some amazing facts from history and mind-goggling data about our current addiction to Web communication, but also to remind everyone how we got to where we are today. For example, did you know who sent the first email? And that it traveled just one meter between two computers? Or that it took a decade to make the first mobile phone call? And now every one of us every day shoots out dozens of emails and makes countless calls. Amazing!

Scattered throughout you will find further facts and figures that will impress and intrigue even the most well-informed readers. Check out the full infographic below and enjoy!

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Evolution of Communication Infographic

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