People may now be more willing to scoll further down web pages than previously though, according to a recent Poynter article. The way people read web pages is changing it says.
This is a reminder that it is important for us to remember that as we struggle to understand online journalism as a new medium, it is not static. It is dynamic and ever changing.
The article says a willingness to scroll may be the result of a generation gap, with younger people undeterred by long pages. It is interesting to think that many of us are the last generation of kids that will remember a time when our lives were not computer-centric. Our younger siblings and peers were probably on computers by the time they were weened. This must influence the development of their thought process and the way they work with computers, right?