Do you read newspapers or surf news on the internet?

news - man reading a newspaper
Philippines
March 7, 2007 4:47pm CST
Before I got my pc I used to buy newspapers once in a while, and most of the Sundays to keep myself updated with what's going on around me. But lately, I resorted to surfing the net for some news coz aside from saving me money from buying a national newspaper, I also have the chance to browse different sources of news. Like for the local news, I get a couple of our local newspapers' websites and get the same news which I could be getting if I pay a few pesos to grab that paper. What about you, do you still go for the conventional newspapers or like me you've already shifted to the online media? Why do you do so?
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@cassidy22 (2975)
• United States
7 Mar 07
I surf the net. Buying newspapers supports teh deforestation of the world. I don't need paper printed for me if I can read pixels instead. It's one small thing I do to help save the environment...now if I could just get people to STOP sending me junkmail in my mailbox. Maybe we could save a few forests, and reduce erosion.
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• Philippines
8 Mar 07
Cool! It's good to hear some people do care about the environment! thanks for reminding me to do my part on that, cassidy. Godbless!
@Rexy_leigh (1189)
• Philippines
8 Mar 07
I used to grab newspapers before if I feel like getting the latest news, that was when I wasn't working yet. But since I got a job which requires me to face the computer almost nine hours a day, and without doing much work, I switched to online news sites. Not bad at all, coz I got a couple of sites for our local newspapers, so I still can get hold of what's happening in the town.
@knockout (99)
• United States
8 Mar 07
Nah not really... if something is really important in the world someone will tell me, I'm sure.
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• India
8 Mar 07
I like to read news papers,everyday in the morning hours with a fresh coffee.I think it is necessary for everyone to know what is happening in the world everyday.I dont listen to news on the electronic medias instead i will sit with newspapers for hours together
@aprilgrl (4460)
• United States
8 Mar 07
I don't buy newspaper but I do read the news online.
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• India
8 Mar 07
I subscribe almost all the national newspapers and read them regularly. Eventhough I can do internet surfing, I prefer reading newspapers in the morning as soon as as get up. It has become a daily habit with me since my childhood.
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@faraza (159)
• Malaysia
8 Mar 07
online news definitely make life easier. i do browse for online news to look for specific news that i want but i always ended up sitting hours in front of the computer. it hurt my eyes. newspaper comes in handy when u got no time to even switch on the computer, or when u know that u're going somewhere boring and no internet connection. it's your saviour!
@goodson (93)
• United States
8 Mar 07
I read the newspaper. I do look things up on the internet that interest me, but I find the newspaper to be my best source of information.
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@cutebaby4 (196)
• India
8 Mar 07
I normally read newspaper, because you can spend more time on it compared to other things. Also it doesnt give load to eyes, compared to sitting on a computer. The benefit of net is that you can browse almost ever news channel, but almost every display the same news. So it doesnt make a huge difference, but i would prefer newspaper anytime
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• Philippines
8 Mar 07
Berfore i always read news paper but when i got a job I always become busy thats why i got no time to read newspaper in the morning. I only got to know the news by watching tv and surfing the net.
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• India
8 Mar 07
i also first read news through news papers......but after i got a computer i read news through my pc only.... because in newspapers we yesterdays news only but in internet ... they will be updating news each second................
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• Malaysia
8 Mar 07
there is difference between these two.newspaper is a traditional way of searching for infos..whereas the internet has fast become the most popular icon to go for fast infos.however,some might still go for the newspaper and some prefer to use the internet. as for me..i use both.when im in a hurry and on a journey,i will definitely go for the paper as i dont hve laptop..and when im online..then the internet is the right move..
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@jengrin (947)
• Philippines
8 Mar 07
LIke you I also buy newspaper before. But when I noticed I already have a lot of newspapers at the corner that doesn't serves its purpose anymore so i shifted to just reading news in the net. It's kinda hard to dispose a lot of newspaper. So I prefer reading news using internet so you won't be thinking of how to dispose it after reading.
• India
8 Mar 07
I read it daily. Sports coloum is favourite one. I read almost all news on sunday
• Lithuania
8 Mar 07
i don't read newspapers or news on the net
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• India
8 Mar 07
i am one person crazy for newspapers.... I read newspapers like anything.... simply anything.... infact the correct words would go like this .... until or unless I get a newspaper for the day I am really uncomfortable ...coz I am always waiting for the recent news and to know my world more and more.... all the way more -- not only it increases my knowledge, but it all considerably made me more outspoken, more conversable.... more able to talk of anything 0-- any where... with any one..... and a better tackler...
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@anup12 (4184)
• India
8 Mar 07
Yes I still go back to the old days of newspaper reading.I think it gives me a much more pleasure to read the news right from the newspaper.
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• India
8 Mar 07
i am a student,my sister is in times of india ,i have both my pc and news paper but i preper news paper infect my sister who design the paper she also read it not on internet,we all know that tech. is reaching on the top these days there r so many source to read newspaper.but what i and my faimly preper that is paper not on intenet.
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@lingli_78 (12860)
• Australia
8 Mar 07
i am the same as you... i didn't buy newspaper anymore and instead just read it from the internet... i live on a tight budget and i am very thankful that i don't have to spend extra money to buy newspaper...
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@signupnow (135)
• Philippines
8 Mar 07
Both but i prefered to grab the newspaper inside the toilet than my PC = )
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