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If you’re like me, you probably use the Internets multiple times throughout the day. Much of my time is spent seeking out engaging or entertaining content. However, what was once a search for the printed word has now turned into the hunt for great video content. So says a report in an April 2009 survey by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project which concludes that 62% of online adults watch video when surfing the Internet. The report also states that video viewing has doubled since 2006. Those are big numbers and they are growing. Viewing habits of television and movies are currently transforming and migrating to the Internet. More and more people are hybrid-ing their computers and their televisions so that they can enjoy on-demand type entertainment via their computer instead of via their cable or satellite option. This has also caused a decrease in demand for cable and satellite services because much of the entertainment you find on the Internet bypasses the monthly fee that is so common among cable operators. Also, sites like msnbc.com offer free streams of nightly programs like the Rachel Maddow show among others. And, you can access these shows from computer or phone via podcasts. Whether you’re a couch potato or world traveler, you can now have your video wherever you want and whenever you want.  Could this mean the beginning of the end for the boob tube? Probably not. But the Internet and television and silver screen are starting to blur.

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