Do you watch less TV now that you have Internet?

television - television versus the Internet
@Shar11 (419)
United States
January 12, 2007 4:35pm CST
I have noticed that the last few years that I have had a computer and Internet access I watch a lot less TV than I used to. In the past when I was bored or had some time alone at home I would channel surf but now I find Internet surfing is so much more interesting.. What about you? Has the Internet changed your Tv watching habits at all?
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26 responses
• United States
12 Jan 07
I defintely watch less television. The internet is a better way to pass time, because you can interact. When I am on the internet it is almost as if I am looking for something all the time. With television, you just watch what is showing, you cannot do much else.
@Shar11 (419)
• United States
13 Jan 07
good point about interaction...And yes so much to look for lol..I can start by looking up one subject and then that will lead me to something else and so on and so on...
@Geminigirl (1909)
• United States
12 Jan 07
I do not watch TV at all. I do not have or pay for cable TV service. The only time I sit in front of the television is to watch rented movies. I love to use the internet. I learn so much more and exercise my brain!
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@Polly1 (12648)
• United States
12 Jan 07
The internet has changed my TV viewing habits. The intenet is so much fun. I hardly ever watch TV anymore, I only have a few favorite shows that I watch anymore.
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@shywolf (4520)
• United States
12 Jan 07
Yes. I definitely watch less tv because I spend so much time on the internet *laugh* I also can't seem to find as many good American programs nowadays that really hold my interest. I do watch a lot of British TV that I collect from the internet, but I still don't even spend as much time doing that as I would someitmes like because I get so involved with spending time online and spending time here at Mylot specifically these past couple of weeks since I joined *laugh*
• Hyderabad, India
12 Jan 07
Say your living-room TiVo captured a show that you want to watch later on the TiVo-less TV set in the basement. Done, too. Or say -- sneaky fella -- you
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@Shar11 (419)
• United States
13 Jan 07
yup the shows that I do like on tv I never watch when they are aired, I tivo everything I like and watch something usually before bed
@na2482 (423)
• United States
12 Jan 07
I actually watch more TV since the internet, I wouldn't say i watch it , i do more of listening while I'm on the net. The internet has changed me alot, i use to watch nothing but tv all day long.
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@Shar11 (419)
• United States
13 Jan 07
lol so you kind of do both at the same time!
@limcyjain (3523)
• India
12 Jan 07
yes internet surfing has changed my tv watching habits and also my reading habits. Earlier i used to spend a lot of time reading books which is now utilized on the net trying to earn something on the net.
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@marty3888 (2358)
• United States
12 Jan 07
yes, that's another thing, reading. in fact I'm in the middle of the davinci code which I started last september. Before the internet I would have finished it. And I also try to earn money online although so far it hasn't worked out too good - at least not yet!
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@ronaldinu (12439)
• Malta
13 Jan 07
I watch tv much less than I used to do. I only watch a good movie or a football match. I prefer using the internet.
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@diansinta (7550)
• Indonesia
13 Jan 07
i enjoy internet better than tv now.its because i hate to watch comercial break.lol
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@maferick (1582)
• Brazil
13 Jan 07
yes,with sure,i spend much time at internet and not weatching tv..
• Canada
13 Jan 07
eh, actually I do not have a TV here since I moved out from my family and my country, living in a rented room here alone with my computer, of course, much less watch TV than before, but I still enjoy them after I download them to my computer, hehe
@BDnLacy (324)
• United States
13 Jan 07
It has changed mine dramaticly. Before we got the internet, we had tv's playing in everyroom. Now they mostly come on when the kids watch cartoons are we are watching the news. We have two tv's that I dont think as been turned on in about a year.
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@kulanuwun (1405)
• Indonesia
13 Jan 07
mine is the sama procentage between watchin' tv and internet
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@mcmomss (2601)
• United States
13 Jan 07
I definitely watch a lot less tv. I usually have the tv on while I'm on my laptop, but I don't pay much attention to it.
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@rein2410 (809)
• Australia
13 Jan 07
yup. that is actually what happened to me as well. I watched TV rarely. but when I got bored browsing internet. I watch DVD not actually TV.. lol
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• United States
13 Jan 07
I don't watch much TV at all. I read all my news online and watch videos online. There are a couple TV shows I watch, but often I'll watch those online too. ABC streams a bunch of shows free online now. If I want to watch a show or movie I'll using just use my DVR and watch it when I feel like it. I rarely watch programs while they are airing.
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@blueman (16513)
• India
12 Jan 07
i do watch tv nowdays as well but not like before, i watch programs which i think are interesting only and when i am not watching tv i am on my computer table.
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@marty3888 (2358)
• United States
12 Jan 07
It has changed it alot. 2 or 3 times a week there were shows that I had to watch such as Gilmore gils, seifeld, friends Boston High. And it's not even the internet itself because I had webtv for a couple of years. But since I got this laptop there are no tv shows that I have to watch except Tiger games in the summer. And my internet use has even gone up more since I foound mylot.
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@blueskies (1186)
• United States
12 Jan 07
I used to watch tv regularly, but since I discovered the internet I watch it much less. It's a good thing, as I'm less prone to snacking while I'm on the computer. Now, it takes a high-quality show to pull me away from the computer.
@mariam74 (555)
• Egypt
12 Jan 07
Yes ofcourse the internet takes a lot of my time now I never leave my computer to watch T.V. like the past now I all the time sitting infront of my laptop doing researches or reading and writing mails but sometimes very few I watch a movie while I'm still infront of the laptop.
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