The Pony Express did not last long. It went bust in 1861. The telegraph had spread to many more places than before. When telegraph lines reached San Francisco, people could send messages and news to California in just minutes. Now wonder it went bust so quickly, despite its initial success, it really was an inefficient way to communicate. The telegraph was a much better way of communicating long distance.
However, today we still have it a lot better. Satellite TV carries news and information around the world instantly. We contact friends and family by social networking websites and e-mail. Thanks to airplanes and computers, businesses can receive goods the next day. Payment can also be immediate because banks can send money around the world electronically.