Online teens create, consume Web content
Some 19 percent of actively online teens create blogs and 38 percent read them; of those, 62 percent read solely friends' blogs and 36 percent read those of friends and others, according to a new report from the Pew Internet & American Life Project. Girls age 15 to 17 are the most active bloggers, with one-fourth of those online in that age group creating blogs, compared with 15 percent for boys of the same age.
"For young people it's about reinforcing and keeping relationships, not reading opinions of strangers," says Pew senior research specialist Amanda Lenhart.
But many more teens do more than just blog, according to the Pew study, "Teen Content Creators and Consumers," based on surveys of 1,100 U.S. teens (age 12-17). Details from ClickZ.
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