Telephone: The Old Technology that is Never Old

Olubunmi Philip Aborisade

Abstract


Telephone technology is a technology that stands the test of time. Since it was invented in 1876 by Alexander Graham Belle, it remains the technology of all time. This article reports the major finding of a recent research, how technology transforms citizen journalism business in Nigeria. According to the research, Telephone technology has over the years emerged the major tool with which ordinary citizens in Nigeria without journalism and media background or affiliation participate in the process of news gathering, reporting and distribution. Guided by the recent use of telephone around the world by ordinary citizens to report themselves during protests through different social media outlets-Facebook, Tweeter, Youtube, the article illuminates the evergreen nature of the telephone. The article therefore concluded that the telephone technology invented in 1876 has survived the test of time. Instead of being obsolete, it blends with emerging communications technology to improve on its performance.

Keywords


Telephone Technology, Social Media, Citizen Journalism, News Gathering, News Reporting, News Distribution, Ever Green Technology, Media Background, Communications Technology, New Technology

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International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning. ISSN: 1863-0383
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