Communicating involves transferring information from one person or location to another. The best method to use will depend upon:
Early settlers to Britain could only use basic equipment to keep in touch with people living a long way away, so their messages had to be short and often took a long time to send. They would:
- the type of information being sent;
- how quickly it must arrive;
- what equipment is available.
Today, electronic communication technologies now allow messages to be sent across the Globe much more quickly (almost instantly) and cheaply. For example, you could send an email to a friend in another country or write a blog on the World Wide Web to tell lots of other people about the things you’ve been doing.