Iconic U.S. Communications Abroad

Humans have always found ways to communicate. They have been writing to each other since the fourth millennium BCE, when the world’s oldest writing system, cuneiform, was developed in Mesopotamia. But these days, the internet enables people to send and receive messages instantaneously and internationally; with the rise of social media, the entire world can be one person’s audience. A Facebook post today can reach many more people than a smoke signal could in 200 BCE.

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