Smoke Signals to Smartphones: The Evolution of Communication [FREE INFOGRAPHIC]

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How 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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