full third of words

  1. In the past, information consumption was overwhelmingly passive, with telephone being the only interactive medium.
  2. Thanks to computers, a full third of words and more than half of bytes are now received interactively.
  3. Reading, which was in decline due to the growth of television, tripled from 1980 to 2008, because it is the overwhelmingly preferred way to receive words on the Internet.

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