How Much Information Was Consumed By Americans In 2008?

However, the study notes that, "computers have had major effects on some aspects of information consumption. In the past, information consumption was overwhelmingly passive, with telephone being the only interactive medium. Thanks to computers, a full third of words and more than half of bytes are now received interactively. Reading, which was in decline due to the growth of television, tripled from 1980 to 2008, because it is the overwhelmingly preferred way to receive words on the Internet."

Saw this study mentioned by several folks tonight on Twitter. Interesting to think about the amount of information we now read compared to before 2000. Also the post notes that in the past information consumption was passive (television, radio...) but now it more interactive...

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