We use it everyday, maybe not as much as say instant messaging, otherwise known as texting, but people around the world send emails via the internet every single day. Most people always jump to companies like Google, Microsoft, or their local providers such as Verizon or Comcast as one of the first companies to begin the email trend. However, the first true EMAIL message was sent through the program as early as 1971 by a man named Ray Tomlinson. Before the end of the decade the program would become a widely used system among various types of companies including military contractors. By the turn of the century, the email system was being used by billions of people across the globe and multiple computer companies attempted to put their own spin on it.
The social and economic impact email has had on modern society can never be fully measured. For people in business, life was made much easier since you no longer had to send a message in the mail or call someone, you just had to send them an email. Families were now able to keep in touch no matter where they were in the world. Anybody who needed to send a relatively quick message to someone else could do so without even leaving their chair. People even began to meet other strangers online and would send each other messages through emailing the. The universal use of email not only made people much more efficient in their given jobs but created a whole new social dynamic between individuals that had never been seen before in human history.