Blogs Just Aren’t Cool Any More, Teens Say
Blogging is slowly becoming the domain of adults, as a recent Pew study shows more teens abandoning the medium for social networks.
The study, conducted by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, showed a decline in the number of teens who say they blog, from 28 percent in 2006 to 18 percent in 2009, when the study was conducted. Just 52 percent comment on their friends’ blogs, versus 76 percent three years ago.
By contrast, the survey found that about 10 percent of adults maintain a blog, a figure that has remained unchanged. …
… September data, meanwhile, shows that most teens don’t tweet: only 8 percent of teens use Twitter, as opposed to 19 percent of adults. MySpace remains the most popular social networking site for teens, while Facebook serves the same role for adults.