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APPRAISING THE ROLE OF TELEPHONE AS A TOOL OF COMMUNICATION



B.O. Adeboye (Mrs) on 06/01/2017

Telephone is an aspect of technological communication that is greatly employed in exchange of information. Gone are the days of grapevine type of communication that was in use during the American Civil War. Nowadays, telephone is used as a common means of verbal communication without physically seeing or meeting one another. It provides great opportunity for immediate feedback and gives chance for the use of telephone as an important electronic medium, an off-shoot of telecommunication. As such, this paper assesses the historical perspective of telephone as a means of communication, concept of communication and telephone, importance of telephone, result of findings/discussions and the relationship between communication and telephone. This enables us to discover that communication and telephone have common goal and focus and that one cannot be divorced from the other. Apart from that, it also shows communication as an inter-disciplinary field where science and humanities meet, as opposed to the belief of some people that communication as a course is solely humanity in nature.

Keywords:Technological communication, telecommunication, grapevine,interdisciplinary field, electronic medium.