August 22nd, 2005

Mama Deb

Reading fiction on or offline

bethbethbeth had a poll about saving stories. It made me wonder about reading them on line in general.

Poll #557098 Chapters vs. Single Pages

How long have you been reading fanfiction online?

Just started this year
13(4.7%)
Five years or less
130(46.8%)
5 to ten years
111(39.9%)
Ten years plus
20(7.2%)
I don't read fan fiction.
4(1.4%)

How do you prefer to read it?

Online
202(73.5%)
Offline but on my computer
20(7.3%)
On my pda
5(1.8%)
Printed on paper
13(4.7%)
A combination of things - see comments
30(10.9%)
Still not reading fanfiction
5(1.8%)

When it comes to long online stories, do you prefer:

In chapters as it was written
127(45.7%)
In two or three large chunks
27(9.7%)
All on one page
73(26.3%)
It depends: see comments
12(4.3%)
No preference
35(12.6%)
Once again, not reading
4(1.4%)

Why do you prefer that method of posting?

Ticky?

Ticky!
36(14.5%)
Tickytickyticky
66(26.5%)
Tik-tok
38(15.3%)
I don't do ticky boxes, either
32(12.9%)