Why readers prefer online

On the second day of the war, traffic at top news Web sites grew by nearly 80 percent, according to ComScore Media Metrix. The Washington Post reports that many have turned to the Internet for information to have more control over what they see:

“I think I prefer the online, because you can regulate it,” said Ilona Arnold-Berkovits, 31, of Washington. “You can read the headlines and decide what to read.”

Co-worker Barbara Holton, 50, of Washington, said, “You can pick and choose what you expose yourself to.”

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