The kids don't blog.
“Since 2006, blogging has dropped among teens and young adults while simultaneously rising among older adults. As the tools and technology embedded in social networking sites change, and use of the sites continues to grow, youth may be exchanging ‘macro-blogging’ for microblogging with status updates.”
So says a Pew Internet report on Young Adults and Social Media http://ow.ly/13SAz
Follow that link to read it yourself. But is your attention span is already waining and you are about to go looking for different eye candy, here are a few facts you can drop into conversation
- 14% of online teens now say they blog, down from 28% of teen internet users in 2006.
- This decline is also reflected in the lower incidence of teen commenting on blogs within social networking websites; 52% of teen social network users report commenting on friends’ blogs, down from the 76% who did so in 2006.
- By comparison, the prevalence of blogging within the overall adult internet population has remained steady in recent years. Pew Internet surveys since 2005 have consistently found that roughly one in ten online adults maintain a personal online journal or blog.
So if one report says they don't blog, and another says they don't Tweet. What the hell are those kids up to now, then?