Blogging loses appeal for US teenagers, says Pew survey

Posted in: Internet Use/New Technologies at 05/02/2010 00:28

A US study has indicated that younger internet users are losing interest in blogging and switching to shorter and more mobile forms of communication.

The number of 12 to 17-year-olds in the US who blog has halved to 14% since 2006, according to a survey for the Pew Internet and American Life Project.

It suggests they prefer making short postings on social networking sites, and going online on mobile phones.

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