From Electric Telegraphs to Live Feed

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Early electric telegraphs changed the speed in which people received information and messages. When the first commercial telegraph was sent in 1837, the world thought of various ways they could use this technology and people quickly learnt of what they’d be able to access in news, sport, weather and even time in other parts of the country.

1895 saw the first radio telegraph and the metaphor of a nervous system of wires whereby people were becoming connected causing a dramatic shift in world perception. Away from its original intention of individual messages, the electric telegraph saw rapid attention to distribute news items. Thus; became common to run special telegraph lines to major sporting events, so newspapers could receive up-to-the-minute reports.


Today the expansion and use of sports coverage is evident in RSS Feeds

by allowing the user to easily stay informed and up to date on a variety of information they’re interested in, including sporting events. Examples of this include Fox Sports, ESPN, Wide World Of Sports and BBC Sports. As well as News, entertainment, weather and personal information, the early electric radio transmission set the way for sports coverage and updates that can be acquired pretty much to the viewers discretion.


3 thoughts on “From Electric Telegraphs to Live Feed

    ashleighfield said:
    August 9, 2015 at 1:52 pm

    First of all, thoroughly enjoy that meme haha, good mix between humour and fact.
    This post is very easy and enjoyable to read and I like how you’ve added the dates in of the major events in the timeline of technological advancements. I also like how you’ve related the topic to things such as sport, which I am guessing is an interest of yours? If so, I like how that adds a bit of a personal touch 🙂 The links you have provided also add to the post. Good job 🙂

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      samnoakes responded:
      August 10, 2015 at 1:55 am

      Thanks Ashleigh! Yes, the sport inclusion is a subtle personal addition to the weeks focus 😀 thanks for the positive feedback. I had a look at your podcast for this week and would also like to commend you on the point of view you took, very interesting to see the perspective from a large age gap, whilst also raising awareness on our every growing dependence, that lets the viewer decide if its positive or negative!
      Thanks again

      Liked by 1 person

        ashleighfield said:
        August 10, 2015 at 6:50 am

        you’re very welcome! and thank you for your feedback. nice to hear 🙂


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