Interpersonal communication has changed dramatically over the past decade. During the past year alone, millions of people gave up their landlines, opting for wireless-only services in their homes instead. Companies increasingly allow employees to do business on personal, rather than corporate-issued, devices. Mobile devices have made it possible for people to quickly connect with each other at any time, in any place.
Communication is now more convenient than ever. These days, we can call anybody around the globe at a fraction of the price that it used to cost. Mobile devices bring texting, instant messaging, and email to the palms of our hands. Applications like Skype and Facetime let individuals – separated by hundreds, if not thousands of miles – speak to each other face to face.