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Teens Just Don't Blog or Tweet [STATS]
"Teens love to be online, but they’re not terribly interested in writing blog posts or maintaining a stream of tweets. Creating content takes time & energy that they’d rather exert on Facebook, texting, YouTube or other online activities. & of course, they have school and friends.

Let’s face it: Teenagers haven’t had the time to build up expertise, life experiences or a career that would merit content creation. Without that expertise, fewer people are inclined to listen to what they have to say, and without that knowledge, teenagers have less to talk about.

As my colleague Barb Dybwad also brings up, a teenager’s social circle is far smaller & more closely defined than an adult’s network. Perhaps this is why more closed networks like Facebook are more appealing to teenagers than Twitter, which is a completely public experience. Blogging was a more intimate experience a few years back, which could also explain why more teens have abandoned personal blogs over the last few years."
socialnetworking  education  technology  internet  web  teens  youth  twitter  statistics  blogging  socialmedia  trends  contentcreation  blogs  media  adolescents  mashable 
february 2010 by robertogreco

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