Smart Computing - March 25, 2010
Fun Facts & Stats:
The Graying Of The Blog
Once the exclusive purview of uninhibited teen diarists, the online blog is growing up . . . and turning a little gray. According to the latest Pew Internet & American Life study of youth and their use of social media, only 14% of teens say they blog, down substantially from 28% in 2006. Conversely, in 2007 only 7% of users over the age of 30 blogged, whereas 11% of the 30-plus crowd blog now. But it isn’t as if teens suddenly stopped talking about themselves, oh no. Their focus has moved to social networks, where use among this group has catapulted to 73% from 55% in late 2006.