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Appropedia:Incubator/Diffrent kinds of Communication

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Communication is the exchange or transfer of information. "Information" in this context is a collective term for knowledge or experience. With "exchange" means to give and take information.

"The thing that we are trying to do at Facebook, is just help people connect and communicate more efficiently.“ (by Mark Zuckerberg)

The word "communication" is used in addition to the original meaning as a social act also manufactures for other operations in different contexts. Communication is daily and runs by them self, so it does not seems problematic. For most situations, this is also sufficient . Only when it comes to misunderstandings , we begin to think about. What is communication? To explain what communication is, its really difficult. Because there are a lot of different kinds of communication. For example 4 different kinds of communication:

- between human and human: For example, conversations between people. Question → Answer.

- between human and computer: Input from the keyboard or mouse. A click for example on a file is communication between human and computer.

- between human and devices: Driving a car with the steering wheel.

- between computer and computer: Information exchange between 2 computers.


There are a lot of more kinds of communication, but all have something in common. All kinds of communication is based on action and reaction. Every action has a reaction. For example, if you steer with the steering wheel to the left, the car is driving to left. To steer is the action and to drive left is the reaction.