Along a parallel timeline, telegraph technology that began in the mid-1800s, continued to spread through the early 1900s to network the globe and it made possible for messages to spread in minutes. As a result, the production of mass media messages accelerated with the growth of newspapers. The development of a global telegraph network made it possible for messages to spread in minutes. The world saw the rise of fast, global, mass communication that had the power to potentially influence large groups of people in an instant. Major institutions and organisations developed their own papers to cover the topics that suited their agendas and to promote the cultural values that they cherished.