While we often say that more people today are switching from reading books to watching videos on the internet, the fact is that more people today prefer to read than ever before. There is no doubt that the power of the internet today makes it easier for people to watch videos about various topics and subjects. However, that doesn’t mean that people today aren’t reading at all. On the contrary, many people are now reading books and other publications that provide them with the right information.
Let’s take a quick look at 5 reasons why more people today are choosing to read.
The Social Media Influence
You can find plenty of people that believe that social media isn’t a good thing. However, the fact is that social media influences people’s lives in many ways. Today, reading is trending because of social media. Many people today prefer to share the books they read on their social media profiles. Also, you can find many bookstagrammers that constantly post pictures and provide reviews about various books that they read. Various celebrities post candid pictures of them with books in their hands and that influences others to read books.
We live in the age of digital books and therefore most people today don’t have to visit a library to find the books they want to read. There are plenty of websites and online book stores that sell a digital copy of the book which readers can read on their mobile devices. This makes it easier for first-time readers to read books they prefer and the convenience of not carrying physical books. Also, many people today switch between devices in their offices and home and therefore they can access digital content anywhere and on any device.
The Age of Information
Data has become the most critical aspect of our lives. From the moment we wake up we hold on to our mobile devices and look for the latest news, updates and other information that help us stay informed. Even those who are not much into reading are unknowingly getting into the habit of reading and that prepares them for reading other stuff like books as well. Information has become an integral part of our lives and therefore many people want to read because they believe that reading can make you smarter.
Variety of Content to Read
Reading a book might sound boring to those who are not much into reading. However, these people certainly have more options available than they can imagine. Today, you don’t necessarily have to read a book to become a reader. You can read blogs, e-books, online articles, diaries and much more. This provides the reader with a variety of content to keep them busy and engaged. Hence, readers today have an endless choice of topics to choose from to read.
The Community Comfort
Many readers today prefer to read because they want to be a part of the community that reads, which offers comfort. This also provides them with the comfort to discuss the book titles and blogs they read and share their insights and recommendations and vice versa.