8 months ago
Are libraries obsolete? Oh well, don’t jump into conclusions like the Forbes contributor Panos Mourdoukoutas who claims local libraries should be replaced by Amazon bookstores to save taxpayers’ money. After the controversial post appeared on Forbes website, the author got a very unexpected backlash from the audience. The Typical Student team followed the story for you.
How Many Americans Still Use Libraries?
Here are just a few quick facts in support of libraries:
What Are the Pros & Cons of Using Libraries Today?
So, what are the cons of using libraries in our day and age? The infamous Forbes’ contributor believes they are as follows:
So, how about the pros of using libraries in the age of internet and ebooks?
How Did Twitterverse React?
As usual, the Twitterverse couldn’t stay aside, so the users reacted in a very surprising way! They actually defended the libraries as the centers of their local communities.
@cmclymer wrote: "I use my local library so much that my keychain checkout card is worn-out from overuse. Maybe take a step back and dial down the capitalism, huh?"
Former library employee @ChuckWendig also stepped in saying: "...we must protect libraries as a precious resource"
@sofiaquintero said: "Libraries serve POC, the poor, etc. They are where people apply for citizenship, register to vote, access social programs."
And, to sum up the beef @mariskreizman just posted a short explanatory caption for why she loves her library.
Do you use libraries often? Will corporations like Amazon ever be able to replace the libraries?
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