The decline of teen blogging (podcast)

A Pew Internet & American Life Project study finds a decline in blogging among teens and young adults, and very low Twitter use among teens. Pew's Amanda Lenhart explains the findings.

Study director Amanda Lenhart Pew Internet & American Life Project

WASHINGTON, D.C.--A study conducted by Pew Internet & American Life Project found a decline of blogging among teens and younger adults, and a small increase in blogging among adults over 30.

The study, published Wednesday, also found that only 8 percent of teenagers are using Twitter, though among high-school girls, the number climbs to 13 percent. Not surprisingly, social networking continues to grow among all age groups. Seventy-three percent of online teens use social-networking sites, compared to 55 percent in 2006.

For a summary and analysis of the survey, I spoke with study director Amanda Lenhart after she presented her findings to the Online Safety Technology Working Group here.

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