Smoke Signals To Online Communications

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  • 150

    Smoke Signals

    Smoke Signals
    Smoke signals were used when someone needed to send a long distant message. It is not known when they were first used but the Greeks started using the alphabet smoke signals around 150 AD.
  • 200

    Cave Drawings

    Cave Drawings
    Cave drawings where created for communications as a form of rock art. This started around 30,000 BC.
  • Jan 1, 700


    Writing is the development of expressing langage by letters, words, or symbols marked on paper or other object. This was created around 2700 BC.
  • Jan 1, 1000


    The alphabet is a set of letters or symbols in a fixed order used to represent the basic sounds of a language. This was created in 1700 BC.
  • Jan 1, 1450

    Printing Press

    Printing Press
    Johann Gutenburg invented an axtual printing press in 1450. He was the first to use a press to print the Bible.
  • Typewriter

    In 1714 an Englishman, Henry Mill, received the first patent for a typewriter.
  • Telegraph

    Joseph Henry invented the first electric telegraph in 1831.
  • Telephone

    Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone in 1876.
  • First Email

    First Email
    The first email was sent by Ray Tomlinson to himself in 1971
  • Online

    In 1973 a global computer network emerged, providing a variety of information and communications facilities.
  • Online Calling

    Online Calling
    The software that was created to allow people to call people on their computers or phones.