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Digital Communication

  1. 1. Digital Communication Sujina Ummar
  2. 2. Contents <ul><li>Digital Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Advantages of Digital Communication. </li></ul><ul><li>Disadvantages of Digital Communication. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples of Digital communication. </li></ul><ul><li>Email. </li></ul><ul><li>Texting </li></ul><ul><li>Fax </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>The word digital comes from the Latin word digit and digitus (the Latin word for finger ), as fingers. </li></ul>
  4. 4. What is Digital Communication? <ul><li>Digital Communication is any message passed through digital devices </li></ul><ul><li>Digital communication is any type of information sent digitally. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Advantages <ul><li>It is fast and easier . </li></ul><ul><li>No paper is wasted. </li></ul><ul><li>The messages can be stored in the device for longer times, without being damaged. </li></ul><ul><li>Digital communication can be done over large distances through internet and other things. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Advantages (cont..) <ul><li>It is comparatively cheaper. </li></ul><ul><li>It removes semantic barriers because the written data can be easily changed to different languages using software. </li></ul><ul><li>It provides facilities like video conferencing which save a lot of time, money and effort . </li></ul>
  7. 7. Disadvantages <ul><li>It is unreliable as the messages cannot be recognised by signatures. </li></ul><ul><li>The establishment of Digital Communication causes degradation of the environment in some cases. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;Electronic waste&quot; is an example. The vibes given out by the telephone and cell phone towers are so strong that they can kill small birds. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Disadvantages (cont..) <ul><li>Many people misuse the efficiency of Digital Communication. </li></ul>
  9. 9. What are some examples? <ul><li>Some examples of digital communication are </li></ul><ul><li>E-mailing </li></ul><ul><li>- Computers </li></ul><ul><li>Texting </li></ul><ul><li>- Cell Phones </li></ul><ul><li>Fax </li></ul><ul><li>Teleconferencing </li></ul><ul><li>Video conferencing </li></ul>
  10. 10. Email <ul><li>Electronic mail is often abbreviated to e-mail </li></ul><ul><li>Email is a store-and-forward method of writing, sending, receiving and saving messages through computers </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>An electronic mail message consists of two components, </li></ul><ul><ul><li>the message header , </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>and the message body , which is the email's content. </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>The message header contains control information, including, an originator's email address and one or more recipient addresses. </li></ul><ul><li>Usually additional information is added, such as a subject header field. </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>The at sign, a part of every e-mail address. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Advantages <ul><li>Email enables speedy communication </li></ul><ul><li>Email provides the receiver an option to respond immediately </li></ul><ul><li>e-mail is a low cost way to transmit messages </li></ul><ul><li>e-mail messages are always easy to locate </li></ul><ul><li>it is always a secure means of sending messages </li></ul>
  15. 15. Disadvantages <ul><li>Lack of computer knowledge among people, so not sure all receiving parties use email system </li></ul><ul><li>Unwanted SPAM emails </li></ul><ul><li>Illegal contents including virus damages end user systems, data & reputation </li></ul><ul><li>Email might not send due to loss of connection to the internet </li></ul>
  16. 16. Texting <ul><li>The common term for the sending of “short” messages from mobile phones or portable devices is called texting . </li></ul><ul><li>Texting works using the Short Message Service (SMS) </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>SMS is a method by which messages can be sent to a cell phone via another cell phone, a computer connected to the Internet, a regular land line. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Advantages <ul><li>Its cheap </li></ul><ul><li>Reliable </li></ul><ul><li>Simple </li></ul><ul><li>Non voice </li></ul><ul><li>SMS it connects many people around the world through text messaging social networking </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>SMS messaging is relatively SPAM free . </li></ul><ul><li>An SMS is Discreet </li></ul><ul><li>SMS leads to smaller phone bills </li></ul><ul><li>Messages are instantly recorded </li></ul><ul><li>An SMS is personal </li></ul>
  20. 20. Disadvantages <ul><li>Only relatively short messages can be sent at any one time </li></ul><ul><li>It's inconvenient to use most phones' keypads to type </li></ul><ul><li>People attempt to send text messages while driving and doing all sorts of things, and some end up hurting themselves or others in the process </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  21. 21. FAX <ul><li>A fax is a document sent over a telephone line. </li></ul><ul><li>Fax machines were a very common way to send documents from one location to another. </li></ul><ul><li>Fax machines are still used today but are not considered as reliable as other options that are available. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Advantages of Fax <ul><li>Fax machines are a great option if it is a paper that can not easily be sent through email. </li></ul><ul><li>Using a fax machine is much faster than sending an item. </li></ul>
  23. 23. Disadvantages of Fax <ul><li>• Need a separate space for the machine. </li></ul><ul><li>• Needs a telephone line. </li></ul><ul><li>• Needs power/electricity </li></ul><ul><li>• Requires paper for receiving and sending faxes </li></ul><ul><li>• Machine needs to be on always to receive faxes. If the machine is off, we may lose the faxes. </li></ul>
  24. 24. <ul><li>Large probability of losing faxes , which could potentially be important. </li></ul><ul><li>Storage of these Printed Paper Faxes are very difficult. </li></ul><ul><li>To send a fax, both the sender and the receiver must have access to fax machines </li></ul>
  25. 25. Teleconferencing <ul><li>A teleconference is a telephone or video meeting between participants in two or more locations. </li></ul><ul><li>Teleconferences are similar to telephone calls, but they can expand discussion to more than two people. </li></ul>
  26. 26. Advantages of Teleconferencing <ul><li>Reduce cost of group meeting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>reduce in travelling cost. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Teleconferencing allows people to participate in regional, national or worldwide meetings without actually leaving their local office. </li></ul>
  27. 27. <ul><li>Greater communication and coordination between branches and worksite. </li></ul><ul><li>Meeting is more flexible as participants can join the conference whenever it's necessary. </li></ul><ul><li>Conference can be scheduled minutes or hours ahead of time instead days or weeks. </li></ul>
  28. 28. Disadvantages of Teleconferencing <ul><li>The occurrence of  technical failure when trying to establish a conference or during a conference. </li></ul><ul><li>Difficult for complex interpersonal communication , such as negotiation or bargaining. </li></ul>
  29. 29. Disadvantages (cont..) <ul><li>Impersonal, less easy to create an atmosphere of group rapport. </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of participant familiarity with the equipment, the medium itself, and meeting skills. </li></ul><ul><li>Socializing is less than a face-to-face meeting. </li></ul>
  30. 30. Videoconferencing <ul><li>A videoconference (also known as a videoteleconference ) is a set of interactive telecommunication technologies which allow two or more locations to interact via two-way video and audio transmissions simultaneously. </li></ul><ul><li>It has also been called 'visual collaboration' and is a type of groupware. </li></ul>
  31. 31. <ul><li>Video conferencing can transmit pictures as well as voices through video cameras and computer modems </li></ul>
  32. 32. Advantages of videoconferencing <ul><li>Reach anyone you need to reach immediately. </li></ul><ul><li>Web-based conferencing allows large rooms of people at different locations to interact with one another effectively. </li></ul><ul><li>PowerPoint and other visual displays can be shared with everyone attending the conference at the same time, giving the feel of everyone being in one room </li></ul>
  33. 33. Disadvantages of videoconferencing <ul><li>The price may be the biggest drawback </li></ul><ul><li>There are some human ways of communicating that do not translate very well over a distance, such as eye contact </li></ul>
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  36. 36. <ul><li>Text messages are not very good for your brain because they kills your brain cells. Sometimes it is hard to find signal for a while which means you cannot call or text anyone. </li></ul><ul><li>Not everyone will have a mobile so you cannot text them if you need them. You cant always get hold of person who you want to talk to, this is no good in an emergency. </li></ul>
  37. 37. SPAM <ul><li>E-mail spam , also known as junk e-mail, is a subset of spam that involves nearly identical messages sent to numerous recipients by e-mail. </li></ul>
  38. 38. Message <ul><li>The message header contains control information, including, minimally, an originator's email address and one or more recipient addresses. Usually additional information is added, such as a subject header field. </li></ul>
  39. 39. VIRUS
  40. 40. SMS messaging is relatively SPAM free <ul><li>Unlike e-mail, SMS is relatively SPAM free. Although this may change over the next year or so, at present it is the ideal communication channel to cut through the clutter. As a result, marketing departments worldwide are climbing aboard to try and target their customers in this one-on-one manner that has 'message opening rates' soaring way above any other medium. </li></ul>
  41. 41. An SMS is Discreet <ul><li>Unlike a phone call you don’t need to run out to attend the call, yet you still know when an SMS has arrived. </li></ul><ul><li>The discreet nature of text messaging ensures you stay in touch with minimal disturbance. </li></ul>
  42. 42. SMS leads to smaller phone bills <ul><li>SMS leads to smaller phone bills. </li></ul><ul><li>An SMS is far cheaper than a phone call. </li></ul>
  43. 43. An SMS is personal <ul><li>Unlike an e-mail, an SMS is much more likely to be read by a person at any one time, since the majority of people have their mobile phones at arms reach 24 hours a day. </li></ul>
  44. 44. Messages are instantly recorded <ul><li>Unlike a phone call, an SMS message is automatically stored where it can be re-read. </li></ul>