Reading books has become one of the most treasury cultures of mankind, and the unchangeable habit of many people. However, since the internet is overwhelmingly developed and widely spread, using the internet as an alternative to search for information has been causing the traditional methods to be faded away. As a result, lots of people, especially young generations, is now spending more time sitting in front of computers, surfing pages to pages on such websites instead of pondering on their books. This seriously diminishes literacy, decreases the range of attention, and destroys a valuable culture that only exists through reading of books.
Seeking for information on the internet has various adverse effects. One of these is that it may limit the ability of kids to read and write. As being shown on many blogs and websites, the language mostly used is free-style, which is much different from the standard language. Nothing but those words that children speak in their daily conversations has become wrong and poorer. Meanwhile, reading books that have been edited and recognized by society will definitely cultivate the readers’ vocabulary.
Second, utilizing the Internet is quite easy to cause a lot of distractions. It is not only the brief and punchy information but also the various entertainment tools on the Internet that lead to a short-span attention. While jumping from links to links, people unintentionally lose their ability of engaging in deep thought. Particularly, in the world of Facebook and Twitter, it is hard to focus on a topic on the internet longer than 5 minutes, which is much less than reading a book.
There might be an argument that the internet is an enormous source of information, providing us a convenient way of access. Even so, these advantages have certain drawbacks as with such a giant amount of knowledge, people would get confused of what they need to read and what they need to dismiss. In addition, simple ways of access could probably lead...