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The Changing Reading Habits Among the Younger Generation

Updated on July 17, 2013

Reading interesting books, magazines and newspapers was one of the greatest passion and favorite time pass that one would get engaged almost a decade ago. There were a lot of people who were highly interested in reading activities and it really helped them to acquire new knowledge and information. There were a lot of public libraries where one could get hold of books, magazines and other readable stuffs and one had to get registered with these libraries to avail its services.

There were a huge market for books and magazines as people with different taste and interest used to buy them. People often spend their off time by engaging in reading various sources such as newspapers, novels, books etc. That was a time when we used to exchange story books, novels etc with our friends and this was also a great opportunity to make some genuine friend circle.

But things have change too much during the last one decade or more as the internet has overran a lot of traditional activities and more and more people started getting stuck in front of the system browsing various websites on the internet. The younger generation was especially much attracted towards internet and they rarely have the habit of reading things in the traditional way such as reading newspaper, novels and other informative stuffs.

This doesn't mean that they don't have the reading habits, as they might read articles and other content on the internet. But here they are confined to their own comfort zone and they rarely get an opportunity to mingle with genuine friends having similar interests. He or she might be able to mingle online with a community having the same taste, but mingling with friends offline is really a different experience and this is what the younger generation are lacking. They simply live in an isolated space of their own and it is right to say that the traditional reading habits are indeed dying among the youngsters.

The current reading habits may save a lot of time, but I would always prefer the traditional way of leaving. How can we forget the good time that we spent with our friends in the library nearby? What about the time we met new friends on the pursuit of new books and reading materials? What about the good number of genuine friends that we got as a result of our traditional reading habits? The younger generations are missing all these things and I really feel pity for them. But they have their own advantages, which still cannot compete with the traditional way of reading.

This trend has brought a great loss as a lot of popular libraries have shut down and the overall sales of reading materials have come down. The younger generations are turning towards online libraries and reading sources, and it is really hard to find anyone with the traditional reading habit. Let us hope that the new trend of online reading habit may open a new world of opportunities so as to make up for the loss of traditional reading.

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    • georgescifo profile imageAUTHOR

      georgescifo 

      6 years ago from India

      You are right @mckbirdbks.. really sad to see this state..

    • mckbirdbks profile image

      mckbirdbks 

      6 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      The printed book is on its last legs. Magazines are going out of business as advertising shifts to the Internet. There will be less and less reading, until it will be a lost art.

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