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August 16, 2012

TQOTD - Do You Read Words Outside of Books?



Did you know that only 23% of people under the age of 30 don't actually read newspapers anymore? (Not even online!)  Nowadays, I feel like no one actually reads words - maps are replaced with GPS, texting replaced by video chats, even ads on the subway are replaced with pictures and a QRS Code. It's nuts! 


I LOVE and MISS words!

Thursday's Question of the Day: Do You Read Anything Other Than Books? Newspapers? Magazines? The Back of the Cereal Box?! 


LET ME KNOW!!



18 comments:

  1. I don't read the newspaper. But if I know of a story that interest me, I do look it up online. And I do have a subscription to Cosmopolitan arriving to my house. I think that counts.

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  2. I read book blog posts and lots of them. Does that count? ;) Other than that, I read online news stories and an occasional magazine article. It bugs me when news stories online are actually video clips, because I'd much rather read the words!

    Great question!

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    1. Me too Diana. I dont want to watch the news online, if I want to watch the news I'll watch it on t.v. I want to read it online.

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  3. I would argue texting is an absence of words too. Its some kind of weird code that I don't have a key to.

    I sometimes read the paper. Usually on a Sunday, since frequently during the week I'm up and getting ready for work earlier. I get a history and archaeology magazine in the mail. I have to read maps and reports for work, and got a slew of Thomas guides for when I forget my gps or its maps are out of date.

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  4. I still read almost everything. Newspaper, magazines, calorie count..everything but the terms and agreement! lol.

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  5. I still read magazines. Very rarely newspapers, that is only on Sundays usually, when I go to my mom's for dinner. I do read boxes for calorie counts, and even bathroom walls when I get bored in public restrooms. :-)

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  6. I read newspapers only when I can't find anything else to read. I prefer reading the news online. I read medicine pamphlets that come in the medicine box. I like to make sure of what I'm taking & if there is any side affects. I don't like reading magazines. I feel like there is more pictures than articles & the topics are usually the same. Books are still my number one.

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  7. I used to read newspapers but I don't anymore, most of it is too depressing. I do read magazines too but again not as much as I used too. Last time I read a magazine was at the Dr's office LOL.

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  8. I actually tend to read the newspaper every morning. Admittedly, I don't read EVERYTHING in it, but I have a good skim through. But I do also read magazines in my work lunch breaks sometimes, though not as much as I used to. It's mainly about how much they cost these days though!

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  9. I tend to read anything in my line of vision - old magazines, newspaper articles, cereal boxes, my sibling's papers. I do read the news online :)

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  10. I read the newspaper on Wed & Sun. I get a parents magazine in the mail that i will read from time to time. I always read paperwork from my kids school. And of course I love to read books. I also follow the news online.

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  11. here I thought it was bad that I just skim through headlines & articles online that catch my eye rather than watching the news or picking up a paper. this makes me feel better as I'm still reading it at least. While I was never a very good letter writer, I do miss receiving letters & cards outside of Christmas.

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  12. I read a lot! Newspapers, online news, online blogs, recipes, magazines, ebooks, paperback books, etc. When I was teaching, my favorite part of the day was reading a story aloud to the children.

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  13. I am always reading! I read magazines at the Dr's office, FB, my email, blogs, books (eBook and print), sometimes the news, and many more. I feel like my brain is not functioning properly if I don't read enough in a day. :)

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  14. I read everything! Anything that peeks my interest :)

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  15. I'm working on my dissertation, so I'm reading a ton of research for that. In addition, my degree is in a field where I have to keep up with the latest research and ideas for intervention and treatment, so I read books and articles related to that.

    I also read news and media articles online pretty much daily. I guess between all of this and my books, I'm almost reading constantly :)

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  16. I do occassionally read magazines and sometimes newspapers. Mainly, I read books, blogs, online news, etc.

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  17. I read anything and everything that is in front of my face if I don't have a book handy. If there's a cereal box, a bag of chips, a poster on the wall, of a billboard, I read it. :D

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