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It is impressive to notice how fast, easy and cheap (free in many cases) it has become for everybody to communicate via the internet. Technolgy has changed the way we interact to each other and make business, and the developments are far from over. Here we review briefly the many possibilities.

Publishing your writings on a Blogger site is easy, very fast (in the order of minutes) and cheap (often free). Of course exposure is also limited, because at the beginning not many people will know about your blog site. You will be able to drive traffic to your site with a combination of quality content and web marketing techniques.

If you want to have a higher exposure immediately, you can write an article, and have it published through an article directory site, exactly like the one you are visiting now. Publishing articles has several benefits and I will not list them here, in this same article site you can find plenty of information about this.

Having an own web site expands your possibilities. You can write content, prepare audio and videoclips and make them available to the visitors of your site. Access can be free or for paying members only. Again, how large is your audience will depend on the contents and on your marketing abilities.

In order to offer and "object" that people can read without the need to be connected to your site, you can write an eBook and offer it to download on your website (there are also other possibilities for the distribution, but having an own web site is the best option in my opinion).

How can we make the communication a real double-way system ?

One obvious way is by means of email messages. We all know emails are a necessity and a great way to communicate, but sometimes they do not cover all our needs. Let's see what else is there.
Blogs allow readers to leave a comment, but the level of interaction is limited.
A higher level of interaction is reacheable with a forum software. Several site offer this feature to members, who like to interact with each other and with the forum administrator.
A chatting service is also an option. With this one, visitors of a site can get an immediate answer to their questions. Moreover, they can get a transcript of the chat for their future referece.
Sometime there is need for the maximum level of interaction, and still we must rely on the "old" phone call. But the internet is coming fast also in this area. Phone calls through the internet are now a reality, and a fast-growing one. There are good reasons for this development. These calls are usually cheaper than traditional calls, especially the long-distance ones. Easily, a group of people all over the world can be connected to the same phone call. With a fast connection it is even possible to have a video communication.

With all these possibility, to make your "voice heard" on the internet is really fun and easy !


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