Internet takes over from TV, newspapers

youtube.jpgIt’s been a trend for a while now that people are turning from magazines and newspapers, with major magazines shutting down due to lack of readership. But according to a new report, people are also turning to the Internet instead of watching television. The month of December had a 13 percent jump in online video viewership from November. In the US alone, online viewers watched a record of 14.3 billion online videos in December. YouTube held about 41 percent of the market share, followed by Fox in second and Yahoo in third. Do you watch more videos online than you watch TV? Do you read magazines and newspapers or are you getting your fill of current events online? What about books? Have you started to read them from the comfort of your laptop?

Which do you enjoy most?

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  1. Nancy • February 6, 2009 @ 11:17 AM

    I hardly ever watch tv! I watch a show here and there, maybe rent a movie on the weekend, reality show now and again…love Big Brother, hopefully that will start soon, but mostly I’m either working or playing board games with the kids and getting my news (and gossip) fix online!

  2. Robyn • February 6, 2009 @ 11:48 AM

    I love Big Brother. Reading your post just made me happy. We tend to disagree sometimes Nancy, but if there is one thing I completely agree with it is Big Brother! It is such a mindless watch but I love it so much. Perhaps it can be closely compared to this website; it is like a train wreck. You know you shouldn’t look (or watch) but you just have to anyway.

  3. tributegirl • February 6, 2009 @ 2:44 PM

    I don’t know how I’d survive without my morning newspaper! I don’t watch a lot of tv either, never could get into Big Brother, but I do like Survivor and American Idol.

  4. Anonymous • February 7, 2009 @ 4:49 PM

    Between Tivo & Online viewing, why watch TV. Papers & mags still have their place but more for background & further info.

  5. Jo-Anne. • February 7, 2009 @ 5:40 PM

    No, I definitely watch way more t.v. than on line videos, I haven’t seen a single movie on line.

    I love many t.v. series, purchase a ton of series and also have interest in a lot of BBC material, mini series and HBO shows.

    As I end up missing a lot of t.v. due to my schedule, I usually just buy the series, or rent.

    Love reading as well, subscribe to over 15 magazines, buy many books, belong to a few clubs and the only on line reading I do is the daily paper sometimes. I can’t imagine reading a book on line, not for me….a young girl at work just read the entire Twilight series on line in like under a week. Saved some bucks anyway…

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