TV Programs Versus The Internet

Philippines
September 3, 2011 3:12am CST
Almost every household got a Television set but these days almost everyone own a laptop or a PC as well. If before we spend so much time infront of the Television, now our eyes are infront of the PC or Laptop surfing the net. Does internet surfing already replaced the role of TV in consuming our time?
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@prenuer (278)
• United States
4 Apr 12
How about option three: watching television shows on my computer. Lol. I love it because I can watch a whole season of a show at one time.
• Philippines
3 Sep 11
I actually use my computer to watch TV Shows. I guess the PC just boosted my TV experience since I don't have to worry about missing any episodes. This is the reason why I love the Internet and I love my computer.
@Fishmomma (11523)
• United States
3 Sep 11
Many of my friends don't have internet in their homes. Its costly when your a college student and you can go to the library or several restaurants to connect. Also some of my older friends just don't want to buy a computer and don't plan to ever use one. About 10 per cent of my friends don't have a television and the number has been growing the last couple of years. Many tell me nothing is on that they need to watch right away. I'll admit there is less on today that I want to watch. Internet surfing won't replace the television in my home; however, I'll admit I do like to surf occasionally. Surfing has helped me learn about a lot of things I have always wanted to learn more about like foods served on the dinner table in other countries.
@secretbear (19466)
• Philippines
3 Sep 11
Hi! I think this is true. At least for me and the people I see. I used to watch a lot of television shows back then. I was a couch potato. I get into arguments with my brother just because of the remote control. My mother used to scold me for channel surfing. But when we finally had a computer and internet, I slowly lost interest on tv. I got addicted to internet in no time. I don't watch much tv anymore, just some glimpse on news and some programs that I don't really watch regularly. I still watch dramas and movies but I only download them from the internet and watch them in the computer. There are also a lot of kids here in our neighborhood who do not watch much tv anymore. They just like playing computer games.
@varier (5699)
• Indonesia
3 Sep 11
I don't think so, since Internet is not yet as popular as TV nowadays. In Indonesia, with 200 million+ population, only about 25% among population who is gain some access to internet. And I think it also happened in much third world countries. Nowadays, TV is relatively cheap and easy to get. But not for internet, in several countries, Internet is still considered as "expensive" thing..
@shivanisd (388)
• India
3 Sep 11
its hard to say..it will depend on person to person. its like comparing ebooks to real books...some will prefer one option, some the other. although i do think that tv will never go away.