How much do you think the internet has reduced the use of books?

Philippines
October 14, 2010 3:28pm CST
i personally use the internet more than books to find info and stuff, i find the book searching tiring myself, well what do you guys think?
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6 responses
14 Oct 10
Since the books are available on internet recently I think it will completely take over, I would support it because we waste much paper and destroy many trees for that purpose which leads to polluted air because plants clean the air from unwanted gas.
@greenline (14864)
• Canada
14 Oct 10
Internet certainly has greatly reduced the frequency of my visits to the libraries. Internet hs become the information highway these days, and hence has become my main means of searching for information, especially those related to my market research work. So, that has indeed very much reduced reading books for finding information.
@cher913 (25887)
• Canada
14 Oct 10
not from what i have seen. every time i walk into the library (which is weekly) or the book store (which is about once a month) they are jammed packed full of people!
• Brazil
14 Oct 10
I think that internet reduced a lot the use of books because it's easier search in internet then a book, but it's hard to find some information that you can trust. Books have their positive aspects but have negatives too, i think that one day internet will rule the world of information and will be hard to find someone searching something in a book! See you!
@aaronfyzeon (1920)
• Philippines
14 Oct 10
You are absolutely right about that. It is very tiring to look for a certain topic itself if you are reading a book unlike if you are going to use the internet and use the search engine then a fraction of a second will only take you some time to see the results. You will just have to choose the perfect page or link that suits your inquiry and then it will become your reference. This idea of using the internet for research made all people very lazy though and everything will just be done using the computer and the internet which is really not good. We should really have to make it balanced. We need also to read books or use the Encyclopedia for any research as well. But there are also a great advantage of using the internet for any research because it will really save time and you will really get along with the fast-paced world. Which is a real advantage of using the technology. These are the things as well why technology and the progress and success of someone is also fast. have a wonderful day and thank you for the nice topic you have shared.
• Canada
14 Oct 10
Indeed, books have been reduced greatly.. but I still think if you could get your hand on a good book for info you have come across a treasure, because on the internet anyone can post anytyep oinfo in seconds, while as a book takes time to make and needs to have the best info in it.... and maybe there will come a time when books become absolete. :( I like books ! :)