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Daily Polls

Today's Poll: 03/02/2015

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What is your preferred way to read? Submitted By Team Swagbucks, CA
Phone
Tablet
eReader
Books
Other
I don't read
Computer
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Comment on this poll
luap1
on 03/02/15
cd disc or cassete tape
LindseyOConnor
on 03/02/15
Sad - right now 7% of the members who answered the poll say they don't read. Especially bad if they're parents since parents who love books usually pass the love of that wonderful and necessary activity along to their children.
livewell4less
on 03/02/15
I'm one of those 7%. I used to read but, for lack of a better term, grew out of it. I just don't enjoy fiction. I don't watch movies either.
VashMoon
on 03/02/15
You do realize that "Books" come in a wide variety of nonfiction as well, right?
debbcat
on 03/02/15
LindseyOConnor liked this  
I hate to say it's up to 8% now
misskellz
on 03/02/15
I read my books in Braille
Next10pct
on 03/02/15
I like to listen to books as I drive and pickup reading it when I get home so a tablet is the way to go for me.
RedCheri
on 03/02/15
Next10pct liked this  
I drive/travel a lot and love ebooks. Whoever makes these questions, imho, must be very young or have very little contact with the outside world.
mariposanlb
on 03/02/15
Next10pct and 4 others liked this  
Don't get me wrong. I love my Kindle Fire. I don't love having to stop mid-chapter to put it on the charger. I still treasure my hard copies. I can take them everywhere and they don't need to be charged. I have to say the Kindle has the books beat for reading at night because it is lighted. And, when I fall asleep, it turns itself off after five minutes. I like that.
TheDorkOne
on 03/02/15
Wow. that's... well, that seriously blows. I can usually go two or three weeks before I have to recharge my regular old Kindle, so now I'm glad I didn't go with the Fire instead.
Cylver
on 03/02/15
Wow, thanks for the info. I was thinking of upgrading to a Fire, but if it needs to be recharged that often, then I'll stick to my good old-fashioned Kindle Keyboard. I can go two weeks between recharging, and I read a LOT!
ChandaK562
on 03/02/15
Do you have wi-fi turned on or off? My battery holds up a lot better with it turned off on my Kindle and my other tablets too.
melmoj
on 03/02/15
I have never liked reading books
debbcat
on 03/02/15
LindseyOConnor liked this  
I have 4 bookcases full of hard and paper back books and I'm proud to say I've read almost all of them. By the time I run out I can start over but, I mostly just buy more LOL
dizent1
on 03/02/15
I like a print book, Kindle, or tablet. iPhone or laptop OK, but not preferred,
nesteali
on 03/02/15
I'm back in school after many years and doing a lot of reading for English Comp. I like to look for a podcast or order audiobooks from my local library and read as I listen. Really helped with Othello and Oedipus the King.
LindseyOConnor
on 03/02/15
Audiobooks aren't reading - that's listening. Actual reading is more helpful to the brain (though it's certainly better to listen to audiobooks than not to experience books at all).
Tamlynn1986
on 03/02/15
I love when reading a good book makes me sleepy
MizzMoneypenny2u
on 03/02/15
Not surprised that books are winning on the group being polled here. Most people doing swagbucks are very frugal - that is why we are here. Books are still the cheapest way to read. They are free at the library, or very inexpensive to buy used, and can then be sold for what you paid for them anyway.
LindseyOConnor
on 03/02/15
Books. Nice, old fashioned, paper books. Thousands of them (I can't throw away books, just can't). e-whatevers will never replace real books for me. I love the way they smell, the way they look sitting on the shelves, the way they feel in my hands, the convenience of them (about the simplest way to read).
Bootylicious77
on 03/02/15
I..I mainly read to my kids
1234567890zip
on 03/02/15
I like books and my eReader
frank60459
on 03/02/15
ahhhh I didn't get a bonus SB when I did the poll.
necapricorn
on 03/02/15
All of the above (except "I don't read".... the horror!!) I have all the toys and I use them all. I prefer the convenience of my ereader and totally appreciate no longer having to store thousands of books... they sit quietly in my Cloud and wait to be selected. Paper books? Sure! But I no longer "collect" them as I did in years past.
carloswldmn
on 03/02/15
No goocarloswldmn@gmail.com
picklesthe24th
on 03/02/15
I have what would be referred to as old fashioned. A tv 7" that charges and it's two hour battery is not much when there is a power outage.
Wolfidee
on 03/02/15
livewell4less and 1 others liked this  
Being visually impaired, reading on my iPad is easiest as I can make the text as big as I need to. I still love actual books, but I can't read them unless I find expensive large print books, or conditions are exactly right.
MyGirlyCouture
on 03/02/15
LindseyOConnor and 1 others liked this  
Nothing compares to holding an actual book in your hands and turning each page manually. The smell of the paper, the feeling of holding a story in your hands, it's awesome! And PS-I'm 24, so not someone unfamiliar with technology! (I love tech, but books should be left alone :)
Joline912
on 03/02/15
I answered "tablet" because it's what I use most often but I also use my Kindle occasionally or an actual book. There's nothing quite like the feel of a real book in your hands! :-)
picklesthe24th
on 03/02/15
You can read a book even when you can't a kindle or ereader. You can read a book if the electric goes out kindle or ereader might not have enough charge to get you through. As i don't read it makes no diffrence to me anyway. I already know this does not happen often.
jerwriter1
on 03/02/15
Joline912 liked this  
I use several forms of the above choices
savanuhh
on 03/02/15
Joline912 liked this  
I prefer books. No loading, no searching for an internet connection, no needing to zoom in to read the text, no waiting to charge or dead batteries. The book is always ready to be read whenever you pick it up. P.S. I'm in my early 20's, I must just be an old soul. :)
slowcoaster
on 03/02/15
Joline912 liked this  
Oh, look at all the book readers! How fun. It is so much better for our eyes, print on paper, but I do understand the ease of digital for travel and storage. Hurrah for choices!
dabigeddie
on 03/02/15
im not poor. so i read on my iPad.
LindseyOConnor
on 03/02/15
Had I ten million dollars I'd still be buying my old-fashioned books (I'd just buy lots and lots more of them!) Real books aren't a second-best option only for those who don't want to buy some kind of e-reader (in fact, for a reader getting e-books saves money pretty quickly since they're cheaper overall than buying paper books if you read a lot).
WardoSmash
on 03/02/15
I am poor, so I cannot afford an iPad..... and you smell like feet.
savanuhh
on 03/02/15
Haha my friend was homeless for a few months and still went to coffee shops to surf the web on his Macbook. Poor just means you don't have much money, it doesn't mean you have nothing.
savanuhh
on 03/02/15
Haha forgot to add he went to coffee shops for the free wi-fi! He ended up moving back in with his parents, so he's not living on the streets anymore.
justdayna
on 03/02/15
TheStoicOne and 4 others liked this  
Well, you're spending time earning SB for gift cards, so you're probably not wealthy either :)
TheDorkOne
on 03/02/15
TheStoicOne and 5 others liked this  
Surprisingly, poor people do this thing.

It's called saving money. You may have heard of it.

They do this. And then, when there's enough set by, or there's a really good sale?

They go buy stuff. Like iPads. And then they use these things for years, and actually bother to take care of them.

Shocking, I know.
Joline912
on 03/02/15
Right on!! I'm not even somewhat close to being financially well off but, through budgeting, saving a little bit here & there and earning gift cards I've managed to pay next to nothing for my Kindle and Galaxy tablet. Owning electronic devices does, in no way, mean that you're wealthy. (And I take excellent care of them too) ;-)
kkwaltz
on 03/02/15
Joline912 and 2 others liked this  
Preach it!
TheDorkOne
on 03/02/15
livewell4less and 2 others liked this  
Hell, sometimes they even join sites where they can earn gift cards by answering polls and doing surveys, just to make the Buying Things That Make One Happy money can be stretched that much further.
NinjaGekkouga
on 03/02/15
Joline912 and 1 others liked this  
poor people read on ipads too
AgentGalavant
on 03/02/15
Joline912 and 1 others liked this  
Not only do "poor people"(some people that don't have much money are far happier than those with mansions, yachts and/or fancy cars, so I find it funny when I hear people talk about how much money one has as if it were a prize rather than a means to an end) read on iPads, I've even seen homeless people with iPhones!
detectiveprince
on 03/02/15
I usually read from an ereader or a tablet now. Occasionally books.
mgtheman
on 03/02/15
When publishers figure out the already-established technology for publishing ebooks in open formats with no DRM, I will consider switching to ebooks. Until then, it's paper.
icygirl777
on 03/02/15
rashion liked this  
a book is a book to me no matter what from it comes in. I read all forms of books =D
danise73
on 03/02/15
books
tchall
on 03/02/15
Audio books, because I drive a truck.
pumas101
on 03/02/15
computers so i can read my manga :)
AgentGalavant
on 03/02/15
If I'm reading comic books, I typically prefer reading them on my tablet(I find Marvel Unlimited's fee to be a lot easier to stomach than paying per comic since I go through them quickly), but I like reading physical comic books as well(The other options either don't provide enough screen space to show enough detail for my tastes, or simply aren't made for reading).

If I'm reading a more traditional book, I like tablets and phones for their convenience, and physical books for their classic style and the fact that it takes a bit more work to make a physical book than e-books(I also like digital music and vinyl records for those same reasons)

If I'm reading news articles or fan fiction stories though, I much prefer to use a tablet or computer.
archbyssvol
on 03/02/15
pumas101 liked this  
computers!
Smhdirtbiker12
on 03/02/15
XoPumpkinn and 1 others liked this  
I read books on my phone while lying in bed. I have woken up with parts of my book highlighted, fun to see what tired me highlights
bcmoga
on 03/02/15
I listen to audio books.
neelielf
on 03/02/15
My preferred way to read is books.
loverofjc
on 03/02/15
monicaaaa7 liked this  
audiobooks!
piinlalala
on 03/02/15
kpp
whatrevolution
on 03/02/15
People 18 to 29 also prefer dead wood.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/why-digital-natives-prefer-reading-in-print-yes-you-read-that-right/2015/02/22/8596ca86-b871-11e4-9423-f3d0a1ec335c_story.html
windshookrain
on 03/02/15
LindseyOConnor and 1 others liked this  
Doesn't matter what you read on as long as you're doing it. This debate is so passe.
pandasue
on 03/02/15
Audio books on CD while I am on the road is the only way I have time.
Borgking
on 03/02/15
books are so yesterday, Kindle all the way
LindseyOConnor
on 03/02/15
Real books will never be "yesterday". They'll always be around (and they'll unfortunately always be a minority activity - the majority of people throughout the history of publishing haven't bought books
).
nesteali
on 03/02/15
NetSurfingGirl liked this  
I have a Kindle but I still prefer paper. For me, reading on a screen gets distracting. Maybe it's the light. Just not the same.
TRACIERD
on 03/02/15
sunnieday and 1 others liked this  
no so, for those over 35 who still prefer real books!
TheDorkOne
on 03/02/15
kkwaltz liked this  
Wow, you two don't sound like a pair of utter snobs at all.

/sarcasm
NinjaGekkouga
on 03/02/15
i have an ereader, but i read books mainly when the book is considerably light, otherwise i just take the ereader anyways. when i'm on a road trip, i take a book, not the ereader since I cnt get wifi access often on a road trip.
tinahawk
on 03/02/15
Glad to see that some things never change.
Babybags1
on 03/02/15
kkwaltz and 1 others liked this  
I love books and ebooks. So it's which ever one is the most convenient at the time I'm at home or traveling.
Galane
on 03/02/15
I've been reading ebooks since 2004. Bought a used Handspring Visor then for $60. Upgraded to a Palm Tungsten E2, then a Life Drive. A Samsung Epic 4G followed that and I recently upgraded to a Galaxy S4.

Crazy that my phone has the same 1920x1080 resolution as my 37" television, or 20.25 times more pixels than the 320x320 greyscale screen on the Visor.
BrieDanielle
on 03/02/15
XoPumpkinn and 3 others liked this  
I read real books at home, and bring my kindle with me everywhere. I love both.
jennjube
on 03/02/15
XoPumpkinn and 1 others liked this  
I have to admit that I refused to get a Kindle until last month. I loved the feel of the book and the words on the paper. Now that I have a Kindle I LOVE it. Its great to be able to get books instantly without having to go out and find a copy of what I want to read. If its 2am and I want to read a book I can do it.

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