New Report Finds That Young People Cheating on Blogs With FacebookBy Chris Weiss
I don’t know if I’d classify this as a find or a verification, but a recent report indicates that young people (ages 12 to 17) prefer social media such as Facebook over blogging. In other words, they prefer two-way communication of empty, inconsequential drivel as opposed to throwing that drivel into the Internet void much the way a monkey throws feces.
The report, drafted by the Pew Internet Project, included two separate telephone surveys–one for 12 to 17 year olds and one for adults over 18. The surveys found that the number of bloggers in the age range of 12 to 29 has been cut in half since 2006. Researcher and co-writer of the report Amanda Lenhart blames the abandonment of blogging on the shift from MySpace (which includes blogging) to Facebook.
Surprisingly, Twitter wasn’t that popular among the 12 to 17 crowd and only 8 percent reportedly used it–we can only hope that means that the service will disappear entirely when today’s teens start running the world. [via USA Today] [Photo: antigone78]