From 10 days by pony express to instant communication, the telegraph's immediate impact was initially greater than the Internet's.

The birth of the telegraph, 150 years ago, dramatically changed American culture and impacted its history, from relaying information during the Civil War to sending money, the transcontinental telegraph was the Twitter of the 19th and 20th centuries. Boston Globe.

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