A message is a message that one person Send to another. The concept is also used to name the set of signs, symbols or signals They are the subject of a communication. The message, therefore, is the content of the comunication.
For example: “Can you leave my message to your mother? Tell her I wait for her at the corner bar at half past four ”, "The president's message was clear: the country will not accept foreign pressures when defining its economic policy", “Yesterday I heard Dr. Raustegui's message, he says that next week we will have an audience with the complainant”.
The message can be understood as the object of the communication. Includes the information which the sender sends through one means of communication or another type of channel to one or more receivers. The message is both said content and the presentation of information.
Yes Juan phone to Ramiro and tells “Tomorrow I invite you to dinner at my house: I wait for you at 9 pm”, the message transmitted will be the invitation. Juan is the sender of that message, while Ramiro It is the receiver. Of course, in the middle of the telephone conversation, the sender and receiver positions will alternate as multiple messages will occur.
It is also known as a message to the letter, the email, the SMS (Short Message Service), voice recording on an answering machine or other communication that a sender sends to a receiver: “I just read your message, in an hour I go there”, “I think you received a message on your phone”, “Do you know where Osvaldo is? I have already left four messages on the answering machine but he has not yet contacted me ”.
Currently, the message concept is strongly linked to instant messaging programs and email services and, since both options are available on mobile devices, this type of communication It takes place multiple times a day in the life of a normal person. Through applications such as WhatsApp, Twitter, Facebook, Gmail and Outlook, for example, people send and receive messages constantly, wherever they are, and the ability to chat at all times with friends and acquaintances from all over the world can become a fury addiction.
The technology It allows us to shorten distances and invest much less time when communicating, but that is not always positive or enriching from a linguistic point of view. The concept of message has become so flexible that today it ranges from a simple "yes" to an anecdote; Two characters are enough for the sender to consider that he has sent a message to his receiver, while decades ago no one would have written just one monosyllable in a letter.
This leads us to think that there is not always a proper message in the messages that are sent daily, and this inconsistency leads to poor language learning that, later, inevitably affects everyday speech. Since the massification of email, thousands of teachers from all over the world lament the growing disinterest of their students for spelling and grammar (and, why not ?, semantics); the tilde is a thing of the past, the signs Question and exclamation marks are only written at the end of the sentences and the rest of the punctuation marks have become practically optional.
For anyone who has received a good level of language in their student stage, read an ad in Internet or a text message between two friends can be a challenge, since it is essential to correct and mentally complete a large percentage of the content to decipher it.