Classify means of communication on the basis of scale and quality into two categories. Explain them.
Communication services include the transmission of messages and words, ideas as well as facts. It means a conveyance of information from the location of origin to the location of destination via a channel. Based on quality as well as scale, communication services can be categorized into the following kinds:
(A) Personal Communication:
Personal means of communication involves the conveyance of information between two persons only. For example, telephone, postal services, fax and telegraph services, internet, etc. its main attributes are:
(i) It transfers information between two persons only.
(ii) It is a very efficient and rapid means of communication.
(B) Mass Communication:
Television as well as radio assist in relaying pictures, information and news to vast audiences located around the world and thus, are termed as mass media. Its main attributes are:
(i) It transfers information to larger audiences.
(ii) It is vital for entertainment and advertising.
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