Is reading information on the internet still considered reading?

@applepod (224)
June 15, 2009 6:42pm CST
If you spend a lot of time on the internet, reading articles, information, etc, is that still considered reading? Say you read a lot of random things, and learn a lot from them, can you still say you read a lot, or does it have to be from a book? I know that I never sit down and actually open a book and read, but I do find myself reading new things about the current world, history, science, etc, every day.
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@Sandra1952 (6051)
• Spain
17 Jun 09
If you're assimilating the witten word, whether from paper, the internet or a cereal packet, you are reading, but the experience is different each time. I can get caught up in a series of good internet articles and spend as much time reading them as I would spend on a book. However, for me, nothing beats the sensation of immersing yourself in a good book. Besides, I can hardly have my laptop on the sun lounger with me. It would get sunscreen all over it!
• Philippines
16 Jun 09
Of course it is reading. If it's not then what do you call it? Other people say that it is not reading because for them reading is through books and other reading materials on paper. The internet actually offers more and up to date information compared to those you read on books. I myself read a lot of things in the internet specially the news.
@lilaclady (28225)
• Australia
15 Jun 09
Personally I think it is but I know a lot of people like teachers and such don't I think they are just locked in to the book thing, I think you can get more from the computer than any book...The whole world has been opened up by the computer, you can find the answers to almost anytghing.