Blogging loses appeal for US teenagers, says Pew survey

Posted in: Internet Use/New Technologies at 05/02/2010 00:28

A US study has indicated that younger internet users are losing interest in blogging and switching to shorter and more mobile forms of communication.

The number of 12 to 17-year-olds in the US who blog has halved to 14% since 2006, according to a survey for the Pew Internet and American Life Project.

It suggests they prefer making short postings on social networking sites, and going online on mobile phones.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8497427.stm

To access the report in full, see:
goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=10288.

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U.S. teens lose interest in blogging - study
Blogging by teenagers and young adults has dropped by half over the past three years as they turn instead to texting and social networking sites such as Facebook, a new study shows.

The study released this week by the Pew Internet and American Life project also found that fewer than one in 10 teens were using Twitter, a surprising finding given overall popularity of the micro-blogging site.
http://in.reuters.com/article/technologyNews/idINIndia-45921320100205

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