The Internet Changes How People Communicate

from the no-duh dept

This shouldn’t be surprising at all, but a new study finds that changes how people communicate, and what entertainment media they spend time with. It should be no surprise whatsoever that people send snail mail less often, and that a noticeable percentage make fewer long distance phone calls. A smaller, but still significant percentage of people say that the internet has also made them cut back on watching movies or renting videos. Of course, the entertainment industry will claim this is because they’re just pirating those movies online, but I would guess it’s just a time thing. If you only have so much spare time, some people will prefer to surf around the web than watch another copycat Hollywood movie.

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