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Bookmark - How the Internet changed the way we read

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Welcome to the age of hyper-information.

Via Luciana Viter
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Having finished reading four books, binging on TV serials and movies and keeping up with email and other online over the holiday period 10 days, I know that the Internet has changed the way we read. But exactly how?  


Those four books were print. Another two on the go are digital. The movies were downloaded or streamed, and the TV serials were streamed.  I read and send almost no mail in print. Our filing cabinet at home is gone, reduced to three cardboard expandable files.


Jackson Bliss notes some of the types of additional reading that the Internet has brought us - including commentary like this. He questions whether there is much difference of quality between the Internet types and the traditional media types. But beyond the assertions, he doesn't probe closely or extensively the substantive nature of the changes (if there are any, which he calls into doubt). Worth a read though.

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Bookmark -- How Does Writing Affect Your Brain? [infographic]

Bookmark -- How Does Writing Affect Your Brain? [infographic] | Books On Books | Scoop.it
According to today’s infographic, writing can serve as a calming, meditative tool. Stream of conscious writing exercises, in particular, have been identified as helpful stress coping methods. Keeping a journal, for example, or trying out free-writing exercises, can drastically reduce your levels of stress.

Via Dennis T OConnor, Lynnette Van Dyke, Luciana Viter
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Thanks to Luciana Viter.

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Cathy Ternent Dyer's curator insight, August 7, 2013 10:22 PM

Great information! Thanks to Elvira for telling me about it. :)
I've always said that keeping a journal is cheap therapy! 

Ann Kenady's curator insight, February 5, 2014 11:24 PM

Massage your brain....

Chris Shern's curator insight, February 1, 2015 5:39 AM

The power of putting pen to paper helps to make sense of a world increasingly filled with noise.