since INTERNET came, nobody read books anymore...

Philippines
August 1, 2009 9:55pm CST
People find internet so convenient, a very quick way to access information. Do you agree nobody reads books that much anymore since internet took over?
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44 responses
• Philippines
4 Oct 09
i am lazy to read books too..for me it takes so much time...time is so important to me.
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• Philippines
4 Oct 09
...and i thought I was the only lazy person i this planet! lolz
@djonghs (560)
• Indonesia
2 Aug 09
I do still read conventional book, but I do agree many people switching from traditional book to Internet since when we read or buy a book, we just need a little part of the information store there. With Internet, we could find that little part specifically. But, nothing can replace the feeling when reading traditional book. BR.b
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• Philippines
2 Aug 09
i hope i have your passion for reading books djong!
@psycospaz (320)
• United States
8 Aug 09
I love reading! Reading anything, and I do read a lot online, however there is NOTHING that beats the feeling of curling up with a good book. I love the feeling, the smell (especially old books, they smell SOOO AWESOME!), and the satisfication of turning the pages while your favorite hero or heroin is being chased, kicking butt or in that passionate love scene that will be burnt into your head for days. Yeah. BOOKS ROCK.
• Philippines
8 Aug 09
tnx psycos!
• United States
8 Aug 09
Not a problem! I love it when I can tell people how much I love to read!
@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
2 Aug 09
Oh yes, internet has taken away a good hobby of reading books from cover to cover. Now people have no time to do that anymore. Internet surfing has consumed most of their time.
• Philippines
2 Aug 09
you think it is a bad thing?
@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
2 Aug 09
Of course it is not encouraging to stop reading books. Books do give a detailed account of facts and figures while the net you need to go from site to site to look for details. Books are of course more convenient. It cost money to be using the internet while books are afordable
@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
2 Aug 09
i use the internet for quick solutions to querries and searches but books are still one hundred percent in my life especially before going to bed. how about you? happy mylotting, ann
• Philippines
2 Aug 09
I don't have the patience for books...I turn on the TV to help me get to sleep...=)
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@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
2 Aug 09
it is okay. everyone differs in opinion and things theywant to do. thank you and happy mylotting.
• Australia
2 Aug 09
Well I can't really judge for people, but for me I can say that is absolutely not true! I love reading and I have always loved reading as a child. I mean it's not like you can find a whole novel and a legit fact book on the internet, can you? I love reading and having the books with me. I use the internet for video educational movies, but reading also rocks my life!
• Philippines
2 Aug 09
glad to know there's still a lot out there who does take the time to readm =)
• Australia
2 Aug 09
Thanks for the friend request. =)
@EliteUser (3971)
• Australia
2 Oct 09
Hey, Yea you are sort of right, ever since the Internet has come out, I don't really think many people actually sit down and read books anymore. I mean, like I don't really do it much either, I just sit on my computer. Make sure you have a good day, God bless and Happy Lotting!!
• Philippines
2 Oct 09
yeah..people are becoming lazy and lazy (i must admit im guilty of that too) ..but internet is just so convenient... you can get the information you want in seconds.
• United States
3 Sep 09
I disagree...I see people reading all the time. I am often seen reading a book where ever I am. I work in a library so I see people reading all the time. If they are not on the computer, they are looking for books and then sitting down to read them.
• Philippines
4 Sep 09
your name does speak for itself bookfan... yeah i realized through my post how many people still read..and actually love reading... guess we're outnumbered lolz!
@jlamela (4909)
• Philippines
26 Aug 09
I still read books even though I am surfing the net everyday. In fact I have book collections and I still buy books. It has no substitute with real books, it is still one of the best past times.
• Philippines
26 Aug 09
hi jlamela! glad you still take time to read books.. that's one thing i hate to do. i have no patience for it. when i was younger i can read incredibly thick pocketbooks.. when i think about it now...i don't think i waan do it again... good to know a lot still have the passion for it.
• China
16 Aug 09
actually it happens to most people.this is another kind of progress of the society and technology,isn't it?
• Philippines
16 Aug 09
yea... depends on how you see it other people think of it as a bad thing yet it brings about good things too internet has both advantages and disadvatages to it
@AmAllen (119)
• United States
9 Aug 09
I personally love to read. I could curl up with books for days. I love reading but because of the internet I think I am going to buy one of those electronic reader thingies that the name of slips my mind so I can download books to it and save the clutter of the piles of books i currently own.
• Philippines
10 Aug 09
i dont have that "reader thingie"--i don't even read lolz!!!!!!! but sounds kinda convenient and would save a little, or not much space from your room.... keep readin AM!
• United States
8 Aug 09
I still read at least one book a week, go to book signings, trade books with a good friend and I love it. Really, I can't imagine someone who really enjoys reading would stop reading because of the Internet. The things that people enjoy about reading just can't be found in the same capacity on the internet.
• Philippines
8 Aug 09
now i know books won't go out of style
@windymyre (210)
• United States
8 Aug 09
I spend a great deal, too much actually, time on the internet, but I still also read many books. I read the Twilight series, 4 books, in about 3 weeks. I just read a book in 2 days last week & I have 2 with me right now to read. I started one the other day & will read the next one when that book is finished. I also find time to read the newspaper, watch a little bit of TV & watch some movies when I can tear myself away from the internet! :)
• Philippines
8 Aug 09
glad you still do...tnx windy!
• Belgium
5 Aug 09
It is not that people are not reading books since intenet has come. Books can not be replaced. When we read books we get total indepth knowledge about the subject about which we are reading. Such kind of knowledge only books can provide us. And if we compare reading books online on internet then one thing is sure, the feeling of taking a book in hand and reading can not be replaced by what we read on the screen of our PCs and laptops.
• Philippines
5 Aug 09
tnx vickie!
• Philippines
3 Aug 09
I still read books, I love reading novels and anything that interests me. I feel much better when I'm reading a book rather than reading in the internet although internet is really becoming vast and having lots of information nowadays.
• Philippines
4 Aug 09
tnks iam!
@radx682 (327)
• India
3 Aug 09
Not really, internet cannot replace books in anyway...reading through the monitor and reading book both are different...people prefer reading book than reading stuff on monitors..I am talking about reading n pages of a book... For some immediate info may be we cling onto the computer..but otherwise books are also preferred.
• Philippines
3 Aug 09
tnx rad!
@angime (87)
3 Aug 09
I read novels, books before when my neighbor borrows from the school library. Now that she transfer other place i have no books to read hahaha besides i'm busy with my computer.
• Philippines
3 Aug 09
there's more you can do with the computer than books.
• Philippines
3 Aug 09
Oh, I still read books and time magazine. Some of the information on the net are updated but some are incomplete so I still rely on books. If you want a complete facts we still have a book and I still do a research, i even visits our National Library if there are things or data I want to make complete. It is part of my job as a researcher. But when it comes to conveniency, you are right, it is all instore in the internet. You can access information quickly.
• Philippines
3 Aug 09
it's just that some information on the internet are not verified like the ones you see on blogs.but if you go to legit sites like wikipedia etc...you'll surely get quality information
@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
3 Aug 09
i do still read and love books even though i am a big fan of the internet. lol. i do not trusts some information that are published online, there are just few sights that i do trust. and i am still very much dependent on books. books will always be books for me, it provides me comfort when i read books that i love, it is different with the internet, i could cuddle with a book in my bed and read all day long. it is just sad that readers of books are indeed getting fewer because of the internet especially with the new generation.
• Philippines
3 Aug 09
that's true jazel, you just have to be able to know where to look
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
2 Aug 09
I used to believe that but I think once a reader...always a reader..if you spend any time on an airplane or in an airport....for one example you'll see tons of readers! I see alot at the beaches too! I do think it has declined somewhat....but the die hards at anything won't give up what they enjoy!
• Philippines
2 Aug 09
amen jill!