Internet: The decline in book reading
In the modern age, the Internet has become a necessity for people all over the world. If the Internet is deleted from our lives, it will be difficult to maintain many necessities of life, especially communication. Human has become accustomed to the conveniences of the Internet and can no longer live without them. It would not be wrong to say that the Internet has become an important part of human life.
According to an estimate, more than three billion people around the world are connected to the Internet, if we talk about Pakistan alone, more than 24.31 million people use the Internet. Pakistan ranks eighth in Asian countries in terms of internet usage. So far, 2000 cities in Pakistan have been connected to the Internet and the number is growing daily. In the Asian countries, China, India and Japan are ranked first, second and third respectively in terms of internet. That is way there is a war going on between the Internet service providers these days and these companies are trying to provide the best possible services.
The Internet is being used in all matters of business, communication, advertising, banking, information or promotion of various things. People are doing business worth billions of rupees every day appreciation
to internet. With the advancement of technology, there has been an increase in social media trends, thanks to which languages have also flourished. For example, 5 to 7 years ago, Urdu could be seen on barely a few sites, but now Urdu language can be seen on many sites.
The Internet has also been very useful for the student community. Students create university and college assignments on a computer and then deliver them to each other via e-mail or other Internet means. It makes easier to discuss education and keep students in touch with teachers. Universities, especially virtual universities, have started providing education through the Internet. In this, the working class has also got the opportunity to get education.
Thanks to the Internet, the new door of e-learning has also been opened, which has made the student independent of the traditional teacher. This have been made to provide all the Scientific features that are present in a teacher’s instruction in this e-learning. The finer points are explained.
Despite all these advantages, there are some disadvantages to using the Internet. The Internet has reduced the propensity to read books in society. According to a private TV report, books have been replaced by the Internet. People now read books, magazines and novels on the internet instead of going to shops and libraries. People acquire all the new and old books through the internet sitting at home. This saves people time and money. Book readers are always looking for good books, they always love to read good and interesting books everywhere but unfortunately the huge increase in book prices is reducing the tendency to buy books and compared to the past. It decrease in the number of booksellers in bookstores.
Today our young generation does not have time to read books, but they are good at internet chatting and texting day and night, due to which the habit of reading is disappearing. The reason for the decrease in book reading is not only the internet but also computers and mobile phones. Since the use of these modern means (Internet) has increased, the book and its importance have decreased. That is why our young people need of taste for reading, which is largely due to the Internet, computers and mobile phones. The Internet, computers and mobile phones play a role in misleading our young generation. Although e-learning or e-education facilities have been provided through the internet, the youth continue to indulge in other wasteful uses of the internet instead of availing these facilities. some steps need to be taken to address this important issue.
It is a fact that no school and educated society can live without the need for books. It is said that the relationship of man with man is very old and book is not only man’s best friend, but it also enhances man’s knowledge, skill and mental capacity immensely and creates self-awareness and understanding of the circumstances and events around him.
In internet, where all kinds of information and books are stored is called an e-library. Anyone can read any book through the internet whenever one wants, but all these things are for those who can read, write and gain knowledge. only some people in today’s young generation who take advantage of all these facilities, for most book awareness is limited to books only. There is a need to promote book culture, reduce the price of books to make it easier for the common man to get affordable and quality books and to inculcate the importance and habit of reading among the poor and especially the younger generation. Can be done