The Teens Prefer Social Media Sites and Social Networking to Blogging.
The Pew Internet & American Life Project is one of seven projects that make up the Pew Research
Center, a nonpartisan, nonprofit “fact tank” that provides information on the issues, attitudes and trends
shaping America and the world. The Project produces reports exploring the impact of the internet on
families, communities, work and home, daily life, education, health care, and civic and political life.
According to the recent survey conducted by Pew Internet & American Life Project the
teens prefer social media sites and social networking to blogging.
Following is the summary of findings:
Since 2006, blogging has dropped among teens and young adults while simultaneously
rising among older adults.
Blogging has declined in popularity among both teens and young adults since 2006.
Blog commenting has also dropped among teens. While blogging among adults as a
whole has remained steady, the prevalence of blogging within specific age groups has
changed dramatically in recent years. Specifically, a sharp decline in blogging by young
adults has been tempered by a corresponding increase in blogging among older adults.
Teens and social network communication practices
Teen and adult use of social networking sites has risen significantly in the past three years, the
following graph shows the teen’s activities on social networking sites.
Twitter among teens and adults
There has been much media attention given to Twitter and other microblogging services
over the past year and initially the suppsition was that, as with other types of social
network services, teenagers would be leading the adoption charge on a social,
connective technology. However, data from September 2009 suggest that teens do not
use Twitter in large numbers.