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Who is the author of "Online, R U Really Reading?":

Motoko RICH

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Premise:

What does it mean to read in a digital age? Some blame lower test scores on the internet, others believe that it is a different way of learning. Books are important, but at least they are reading something.

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Points:

In books there is a linear story, but the internet is not like that (just like the real world). How to value reading is complicated, there are different reasons to read. Reading is important to employers, those who read better make more money. Studies show that those who read do better in school. The web is an interaction, books are one way. Web readers are bad at judging websites as trustworthy or not.