Evolution of Communication History

Recent Communication Innovation

In 1896 the radio was first brought into play, the first international voice broadcast in 1900. The radio single-handedly changed the communication industry forever and is still in use in our everyday life.


E-mail is a huge form of communication established in the last couple decades, first brought in by the AUTODIN network handling 1,350 terminals and about 30 million messages per month. Since 2010, there has been an estimated 294 BILLION E-mails sent every single day.


On April 3, 1973 a Motorola executive named Martin Cooper made a call in New York on a Motorola DynaTAC, the call just so happened to be to a competing phone company telling them they successfully made a cell phone.


VideoConferencing (like Skype and Facetime) are another recent major innovation, surprisingly the Germans came up with this technology long before American corporations did. In the 1930's Germany invented this technology for commercial use however it was not prevalent in the States until the 1970's when AT&T got involved.