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Is the internet damaging our abilities to focus and read books?

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posted on Aug, 5 2010 @ 12:54 AM
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I too read multiple books at one time. My problem is I rarely finish any. The internet helps me by finding books similar to the one I am reading and to instantly research what I am reading. However when I go to the internet to look something up, I never get back to the book. Pretty frustrating. I need to learn to focus.




posted on Aug, 5 2010 @ 01:02 AM
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Looking at the replies to the thread, I am thinking it's mostly just me. Perhaps my "conditions" are getting worse. Something for me to work on fixing now



posted on Aug, 5 2010 @ 01:04 AM
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This concerns me too. I absolutely notice that I scan a lot. It is getting harder for me to slow down and take in what I am reading. The main problem I have is with my email and ATS. I check my email a million times a day (I am not as popular as I wish I were
), and I click the darn "recent threads" button 5 billion times a day.



posted on Aug, 5 2010 @ 01:06 AM
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From the results of my non-poll, it looks like it is mainly a problem I have. Need to work on focusing my mind.



posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 11:55 AM
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posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 11:58 AM
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I think this is very true for younger generations. I my self find I'm reading more books. I went from one a month to 1 every 2 days. I notice now that I read faster because the internet just makes me read faster... Don't like the glare from my computer, why I will not buy E-books until I'm forced to.



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