Msg#: 4270090 posted 2:55 pm on Feb 21, 2011 (gmt 0)
Blogs Wane as the Young Drift to Sites Like Twitter
More on the cultural shift by the youth away from traditional internet platforms like blogs and forums to social media.
The Internet and American Life Project at the Pew Research Center found that from 2006 to 2009, blogging among children ages 12 to 17 fell by half; now 14 percent of children those ages who use the Internet have blogs.
There is a generation difference though.
Among 34-to-45-year-olds who use the Internet, the percentage who blog increased six points, to 16 percent, in 2010 from two years earlier, the Pew survey found. Blogging by 46-to-55-year-olds increased five percentage points, to 11 percent, while blogging among 65-to-73-year-olds rose two percentage points, to 8 percent.
Keeping the older generation but losing the new one.