Do you read long articles?

United States
April 18, 2017 3:38am CST
I just find that I am not patient, when I am reading long articles, I often jump over a line or two in rapid reading, I usually only read the first 1 or 2 sentences. So probably I can not understand what the contents exactly. Will you read long articles very carefully?
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@scheng1 (24800)
• Singapore
18 Apr 17
If the subject is interesting, I will read. if the subject is educational, I will probably read through at least twice to make sure that I understand. If you check out Mr Money Mustache blog, you will see that his blog posts are very lengthy. I love to read the real stories of how people simplify their lives, and save enough to retire early. There is a contribution from a couple who make minimum wage, and still manage to own a house, rent rooms out, and save a substantial part of their salary.
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@marlina (73884)
• Canada
18 Apr 17
Mr Money Mustache is a blog that I am going to check this morning.
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• United States
18 Apr 17
@marlina i will check
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@boiboing (12476)
• Northampton, England
18 Apr 17
Not always - but generally I won't respond to ones as short as this.
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@dramagirl26 (3360)
• Ringgold, Virginia
19 Apr 17
I'm not a fan of long articles, I usually skim through them.
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• United States
20 Apr 17
same with you
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@ShifaLk (7483)
• India
18 Apr 17
I sometimes read But extra long I never read
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• United States
18 Apr 17
ya, i am not alone
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@pgntwo (21651)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
18 Apr 17
Depends on my frame of mind, on the topic or subject, and on the writing style. It helps if I can quickly scan to get the gist of the article too, so spacing and formatting are helpful.
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• United States
18 Apr 17
agree
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@MALUSE (40118)
• Germany
18 Apr 17
I read very fast and always get the main idea.
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• United States
18 Apr 17
same with you
@marlina (73884)
• Canada
18 Apr 17
I prefer to read medium length discussions on this site.
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@Shavkat (62577)
• Philippines
18 Apr 17
If it is interesting, I will. But I prefer to read short articles.
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@Basilo (608)
18 Apr 17
yeah, not the same with me, I will keenly read long articles. But if it is really so long , i will scan on it and pass over it
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@dragon68 (779)
8 May 17
Long articles are not reader friendly. The modern trend is for shorter paragraphs consisting of 2 or 3 sentences.
@dragon68 (779)
10 May 17
@hongdouzi I didn't know that thanks.
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@allknowing (65094)
• India
19 Apr 17
I read long articles of my choice on the Internet but here I skip them.
@shivamani10 (11232)
• Hyderabad, India
18 Apr 17
Most of the people do this. This is not a health issue. Ah..ah..ah.. If you think it is waste of time to read those lines just skip them. Nothing is going to affect your comprehension.