Has the internet made you more of a scanner instead of a reader?What percentage of your reading is now internet reading? Would you call internet reading “reading”?
I still read when I'm using books, magazines, etc. But I've gotten to be a scanner on-line, until I find something I find really interesting, and then I read carefully, take notes, and respond. Being able, often, to easily respond to the writer is something I love about the internet. I would say that at the moment about 60 to 70% of my reading is online. I am also slowly starting to listen to podcasts and watch informational videos a bit, but it takes effort. I still prefer to read, or at least listen to live speakers!
I would definitely call internet reading "reading" ... when I find something worthwhile. I think I'm more discriminating in my on-line reading than my other reading. I'll read ridiculously inane stuff in magazines and newspapers, just to read, just for leisure, but I don't do that on the internet; I just skim over that kind of stuff and/or move on to something more useful. I think that is probably because my internet reading is generally for informational purposes rather than leisure. .