Introduction to Mass Communication By VU. Communication – sending of a message from one person to another, in simplest terms – has been one of the oldest characteristics of human life. Even when formal languages were not available, people were able to make each other understand their feelings and gestures to accomplish routine tasks. There is no trace available as when the languages came into being, the communication among people, however, got on faster track than before with the availability of formal languages in the form of symbols, gestures, body expressions and words. Since those times the communication has been shaping into different forms and is supposed to be the key element in creation of different subjects and passing on experiences of one generation onto the next.