TV or Internet? Which do you prefer?

@jazgottt (1181)
Poland
March 11, 2007 3:38pm CST
Which one do you like more? Why? Do you spend a lot of time watching TV or do you spend your spare time surfing internet? I personally prefer looking for news on the internet to watching news on TV. Internet offers a lot of possibilities to spend your free time: dates, games, chat, watching videos, reading jokes and much more. What's your opinion?
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26 responses
@krayzee (1160)
• Romania
11 Mar 07
I like the Internet way more than TV (I actually watch very little TV) because on TV you have to contend yourself with what's on (even if you have lots of channels) while on the Internet you can see info about whatever is it you're interested in at the moment. Not to mention Internet is a great way of communicating with people (you can actually talk to them or see them) while the same cannot be said about the TV :)
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@jazgottt (1181)
• Poland
11 Mar 07
Yes, there are ways to talk with your friends from all over the world for free and I think it's great:) While watching TV you're so passive, everything you can do is to change the channel. But internet - you can use it quite acive.
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• Canada
11 Mar 07
The internet can bring me TV. TV can not put me on the internet. I primarily only watch TV for sports nowadays, but now my evil cable company has made that more and more difficult.
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@jazgottt (1181)
• Poland
12 Mar 07
First line of your response is what I think about internet and TV, & sounds like maxim - I like it:) Sounds good.
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• Canada
13 Mar 07
Thank you. Somehow it's only my second best response ever. I am posted in too many unresolved discussions LOL.
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@jazgottt (1181)
• Poland
13 Mar 07
The choice was really hard. I was choosing best response for the firt time, my first 2 disscusions had 0 responses, LOL. "The internet can bring me TV. TV can not put me on the internet" - you simply said what I was thinking about but never was so smart to say it by myslef, hehe.
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@franxexces (1096)
• Philippines
24 Apr 07
iNTERNET OF COURSE! i GET EASILY BORED WITH TV.
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@jazgottt (1181)
• Poland
14 May 07
I can understand your point of view, because it's mine too;) It's something interesting on TV from time to time, but most of the time it's nothing to watch.
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• Philippines
15 May 07
lol I'll give you a high five for that! I just watch tv when I'm interested with the movie or they're showing something like the ms. universe,. I watch that.
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@shekher (272)
• India
30 Sep 07
hi , i m computer professional so i devote most of the time on internet but when i get leisure time surely i love to watch television. nd i dont miss any cricket match so i watch tv for watching match, news nd movies
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@jazgottt (1181)
• Poland
1 Oct 07
hi shekher. I'm not surprised, that you choose TV, as a person, who sits a lot of time in front of the PC at wokr. Spending time surfing internet after whole day od work with computer would be bad idea:). take care.
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@todine (40)
29 Sep 07
I spend more time in the Internet. I prefer to use the Internet since there are lots of things that can be done. The only problem with the Internet is if the provider is down. Unlike with TV, if one station is bugged down, you can still get to watch on other channels. With the Internet, when the Internet provider has problems or is totally bugged down, then you can't do anything bout it.
@jazgottt (1181)
• Poland
29 Sep 07
hi todine. I really don't like when net provider is down. But it happens very rarely. I'd better read a book than watch tv. have a nice day.
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@Sm00tH (2037)
• Belgium
29 Sep 07
I'll take internet any time. i love to chat and surf around, play games etc tv is good to calm down more before you go to sleep.
@jazgottt (1181)
• Poland
29 Sep 07
hi sm00tH. I'm afraid sitting in front of my PC doesn't help me to fall asleep. It will bring me insomia more likely than sleep hehe. have a nice day.
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@funfreak2k2 (1739)
• India
24 Apr 07
i prefer internet to TV. coz i can earn and spend here. and i have every thing that the TV offers on internet.
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@jazgottt (1181)
• Poland
29 Sep 07
hi funfreak. I also earn and spend online:). this is something that tv can't bring me. have a nice day
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• Malaysia
24 Apr 07
I spent much time in front of my pc, surely more than TV(normally) Unless at weekends when together with my beloved at the time i will spend more time on TV than internet.
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@jazgottt (1181)
• Poland
29 Sep 07
hi powersetting. sorry for late reply. I don't like to spend time on watching tv, when I am with my boyfriend. he watch tv at home. And together we talk;). cheers
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18 Apr 07
This is a tough one, im a greedy one though, i have my laptop on my knee and the tv on in the background! oh dear, not looking forward to my electric bill! I like to watch the news on the tv and the soaps however i like to shop on the net! I also like the fact now, that on the net you can watch re-runs of some episodes of you're favourite programme!
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@jazgottt (1181)
• Poland
14 May 07
I suppose it would be hard for you to resign TV or internet, if you like both:) I like also the fact, that if you search internet you'll find almost everything, old episodes of TV programmes too:)
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@taymouse (585)
• United States
18 Apr 07
I prefer the internet. Why, I use it for email, news, and my blogging. :) And when it comes to news, the internet has so much more to offer. When you turn on the TV in a crisis for news (Virginia Tech shooting, for example) they repeat the same old information all day long. But on the internet, you hear it in different points of view from all the people posting the news on their websites. The internet is more interesting and there's more to do. I'd have to say it occupies WAYYY more of my time than the TV, because I hardly watch shows on TV anymore at all.
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@jazgottt (1181)
• Poland
14 May 07
Inernet is my favourite invention:) It's a way to communicate, reading news, jokes, watching pictures. It would be hard to mention about all use of it.
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@lkbooi (16093)
• Malaysia
18 Apr 07
I like both TV and internet. They serve different purposes. Most of the time I watch TV programs which I’m interested. I spend my leisure time in checking and sending mails. Every now and then I do spending time with mylot.
@jazgottt (1181)
• Poland
14 May 07
It's good way to entartain both watching TV or surfing internet. I personally don't watch TV mainly because it's so passive source of entertain and information. Internet is more flexible. But still I can't see nothing bad in watching TV from time to time, especially if you watch programs which you're interested in, not everything what's on TV all the day. I have friends who turn on TV during surfing internet but they're not watching it. They have TV on almost all the day, even if they really don't watch it. And when I visit them and we talk, they still left TV on:/ It's not good habit I think.
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• United States
14 Mar 07
I enjoy watching TV as a form of relaxation. For my real job, I'm constantly working on a computer and I have a home business that requires me also to be on the internet. My home business is growing by the day and I hope that in the near future I can spend less time on the internet or outsource what I'm currently doing on the internet for my home business.
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@jazgottt (1181)
• Poland
17 Mar 07
I think if I had to sit in front of the computer all the time at work, I'd not like to do it in my spare time.
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@hatim552 (24)
• Sri Lanka
12 Mar 07
i guess both..i prefer tv becasue it is more comfortable and somthing or the other will be comin on tv..and also a picture is worth a thousand words!!!
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@jazgottt (1181)
• Poland
13 Mar 07
yes, watching TV may be more comfortable, you can sit in an armchair with remote control in your hand:) Spending a lot of time in front of the comupter is not so comfortable, there's not many ways to change your position.
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• Philippines
12 Mar 07
For me, since I dont have internet connection athome, I prefer TV- most common media for non internet subscriber. But if i have internet- i will prefer internet because in here you can search for topics you want to read, for news you prefer unlike in TV it is very limited. But ofcourse you cannot watch programs in the internet which is the plus factor for TV.
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@jazgottt (1181)
• Poland
12 Mar 07
Oh, I'd feel uncomfortable without internet connection at home. Every information I am looking for I check on internet. But I don't have TV-set since I'm not living with my parents. It wouldn't be useful for me:) I think it's time-eater.
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• United States
12 Mar 07
I usually prefer the internet over TV, unless one of my favorite programs are on. I only watch 1 or 2 programs a week on TV. I prefer getting my news from the internet but I watch some CNN news on TV in the afternoons.
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@jazgottt (1181)
• Poland
12 Mar 07
I believe there is something really good on TV sometimes, maybe I'm too lasy to look through all programs to find it LOL.
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• United States
11 Mar 07
I usually go for the net because of chatting-games, earning money. But I do like to watch TV marathons of some reality tv shows with some popcorn, soda and relaxing in bed.
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@mbanjum (14)
• India
11 Mar 07
I agree with you. Even I like internet rather than watching TV.
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@jazgottt (1181)
• Poland
14 May 07
It's nice to find another internet follower. Could you give some reasons why do you prefer internet surfing to TV watching?:)
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@xXmeganxX (4421)
11 Mar 07
i prefer the internet compared to watching television as you said there's alot more to do on the internet which is great, i get bored easily when watching television! =)
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@jazgottt (1181)
• Poland
12 Mar 07
It's what I feel too, when I used to watch TV I was so bored doing it. While surfing internet I'm interested what I see, because I've choosen it:)
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• United States
11 Mar 07
I perfer the internet. With websites like youtube, you no longer need the tv since people post up shows on there.
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@jazgottt (1181)
• Poland
12 Mar 07
Yes, on the internet you watch what you'd like to watch, not what appears. It's great.
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• United States
11 Mar 07
Just about the only thing I use my TV set for any more is watching DVDs. I get my news and just about everything else on the internet.
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@jazgottt (1181)
• Poland
11 Mar 07
I watch my DVD's on my computer, so I don't need TV at all:)
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