The explosive growth of information amount and the richness in media communication channels makes people get to select superficial reading, and “content with superficial understanding, the pursuit of happiness” is increasingly becoming the trend of the modern time. For my personal experience, when I first time touch Blog is about 10 years ago, in that time, blogs are very popular.The previous day, I will make a record of some common experience things with my two close friends. We all posted some interesting things in that blog to build us close relationship.
However, as time goes on, people do not want to spend much long time to reading the whole articles. Public want to contact as much as possible information which, they can get from the Internet. Therefore, something like Twitter, microblog have been appeared. By the way to using brief words with some images to describe information become increase popular. People by using their smart phones or tablets can easy read such information, but it also means this kind of reading are shallow reading, it is a kind of shallow, simple and easy reading form, concentrating on acquiring information.
There is no doubt that Twitter and microblog have their benefits. With the diversification of information media and the speeding pace of life, people, today pay less attention to each things they did everyday. By short time browse, person can gain a large amount of information from Twitter such online platforms. And also they can shore something about their daily life with a few words and some pictures by use such online platforms. People need not spend much time to think about how to write it, and what is the meaning of their posted. They know that posted words like ‘Chicken soup’ are not useful than posted some interesting images. Another reasons person prefers to look Twitter is that the increasing popularity of using smart phones and tablets. Just using the small screen, it is difficult to go though a lot of words. Therefore, the development of technology let person to reading more brief words.
Admitting that reading information from Twitter has some benefits is not say that have no drawbacks. Shallow reading itself does not possess the social, ethical and moral attribute, so does not have the so-called serious harm. However, when you shallow reading is that all the information you read are useful information? I probably said no. How many things you can remember from you read in the Twitter everyday? Even you can tell me some from you road, but did you think that information will stay for long in your brain? In other words, when you are reading that you just move your finger let much information from bottom to top, you look at your screen try to find something that can attract your attention.
I do not deny that we need something like twitter to relax ourselves, but we also need read some meaningful articles in the Blog, and then let your brain have some creative and critical thinking.
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