Discussion on Week 1 and 2…

By Katherine Woods

Week 1 asks: How does communication influence culture?

My answer? Communication itself is a part of culture, it basically helps to define the differences between different cultures. In our culture we have become much faster paced and we can now communicate much faster. Instead of waiting weeks for a letter we can send a text message and find out almost instantly what that person is thinking or doing. In the same light this has also helped lead to the increase of people becoming more open with their lives on the internet. Facebook for example allows us to communicate with multiple people in a very short amount of time giving us feedback almost instantly. This speedy communication has shaped our culture into a fast paced, open book that we want everyone to read.

Week 2 asks: How do language and symbols create communication?

Communication would be next to nothing without symbols and language. Language is the basis of all communication whether that be english, mung, or clicks with the tongue, all are languages that we use to communicate with one another. Even if there is nothing verbally said, gestures with the hands can help 2 people silently communicate. And symbols are all over the place. In fact a symbol recognition is almost faster than reading a slogan. The Nike swoosh is a great example of this, the reason why symbols work so well for communicating, is simply because a picture is worth a 1,000 words.

 

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2 Responses so far »

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    rockyoyole said,

    I really like the answers you have here. Very detailed and well explained with good examples. Using those examples really helps define the communication between people in the world today and the differences in it.

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    hinchea said,

    I agree, this was a pretty well-explained post. The phrase “A picture is worth a thousand words” fits in perfectly with the subject of this post!


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