From Pigeons to Twitter: The Evolution of Communication [Infographic]

By Megan O'Neill 

Today communication is easier than it’s ever been before.  If we want to get in touch with someone we can pick up the phone, send an email or message on Facebook or send our message in a 140-character tweet.  A fun infographic from Mikogo Online Meetings takes a look back in time to when people relied on courier services, pigeons and even drums for communication.

It’s hard to imagine that our ancestors were reading newspapers “printed” on stone slabs and metal, and relying on smoke signals for messages.  In the 1940, “only 3 people could make calls simultaneously in any one city.  Today over 34,000 phone calls are made in the US every second.”  And that’s not all!  Today, over 100 trillion emails are sent every year and in 2011, 8 trillion text messages were sent.

Check out the full infographic below and let us know what you think.  What’s your favorite means of communication today?

Megan O’Neill is the resident web video expert here at Social Times.  Megan covers everything from the latest viral videos to online video news and tips, and has a passion for bizarre, original and revolutionary content and ideas.