Thinking about technology and how we use it is important to understanding the impact of globalization, postcolonialism and postmodernism in social work practice and education because technology is an important driver of the current round of globalization. Through computer, television and mobile (cell) telephone technology, international communication has become quicker and widely available. This form of communication increases the globalizing effect of rapid travel, which promotes quicker, cheaper and more extensive movements around the globe; see Chapter 8 on increasing cross-national activities.