If you blog, you should probably read this. 50% of US adults have an eight-grade reading level. If the article is correct that most web content is written at a 12 grade reading level, forget the Digital divide we still have a core Literacy issue that we need to address. Although I do wonder if the medium is somewhat responsible for this. When i read content on the web its very much word by word( this is how we are now taught to read in the US education system.) but when i read print i can speed read. its much more difficult to read fast with comprehension on the monitor. I think it may be the font and leading.
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