Is reading a dying art?
Ever since radio became a public medium- the art of reading began to tumble from the important place it once held in human consciousness. The basis of education was the three R's- writing and reading the first two. Has reading become a dying art?
I hope not because reading is why a site like this is here. No point writing if no one is reading.
No, I myself prefer reading to radio, and reading itself is necessary for daily living.
Well, for a few people, reading is indeed a dying art, especially with the proliferation of television and related media. To others, reading was never really an art- yes, reading to these others are an object waste of time, they prefer watching television and other forms of inane media. If these people do decide to "read", it is usually a newspaper or a magazine; it is nothing significant like great literature and/or a good historical work! Then there are the intellectual few who relish reading as a form of relaxation and learning! Reading will never be a dying art as long as there are intellectual people around!
Yes, reading and writing both have become a dying art. Even on professional tv, I see grammatical errors.
Not at all. Print media may be dying out, but people continue to read online.
I wouldn't say that reading and writing are dying, but I would say that they are evolving (possibly in a bad direction). For example, HubPages is a place where people can write without needing to be an author or a journalist. So the pool for writers and readers has grown on the internet, but the downside is that standards for spelling and grammar have been declining significantly. It's kind of like how e-books made it easier to self publish. Just because more people are writing and reading, doesn't mean they're furthering knowledge and language. Similarly, because of SEO, useful knowledge is less about good articles and more about what pushes all the right buttons in a formula that isn't human. So there is definitely a struggle right now between the reputable sources of the past and the overpopulated (and questionable) sources of the present/future. If higher standards can be applied to online writing, I think it will help a lot. Though we all complained about the changes hubpages made in the past to keep up with Google's search parameters, I feel that the changes they made have moved all of us towards writing higher quality articles.
by Laura Schneider 4 years ago
What are some examples of lost or dying art forms?
by badcompany99 8 years ago
Just curious on how long it takes to make a profit on the site.
by Phoebe Pike 7 years ago
Should hubpages add some games to their site to attract more people to join?
by bulletproofchris 7 years ago
I truly love the short story, and often wonder why there aren't more authors in the genre. Is it a lack of interest by the readers, or the writers, or both? Am I wrong, and why? Any thoughts on this subject would be greatly appreciated.
by Wendy Iturrizaga 9 years ago
Did you grow up learning three languages at the same time? My children 6 and 3 are learning English-Spanish and French at the same time. They seem to be coping very well but I would like to hear about people who has done the same.
by Susannah Birch 5 years ago
Just kidding!I'm seeing dozens of threads from people stressing about losing traffic. Asking if this is the end of Hubpages. Asking if it's pointless writing here anymore. Asking if there is even a point to writing online.I saw my traffic drop by more than 50% in 2011 - when the original Panda...
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