Pew Study: Adult social networking up, Teen blogging down.

Adult social networking is up.
Teen blogging is down.

A recent Pew Research Center study on the “Social Media & Mobile Internet Use Among Teens and Young Adults ” presents many positive trends amongst the apparent downturn in teen and youth blogging.

  • Internet use is near ubiquitous
    74% of all adults ages 18 and older go online.
    93% of teens ages 12-17
    93% of young adults ages 18-29
  • Adult blogging remains steady
    One-in-ten (1/10) of online adults maintains a blog or journal.
    While teen blogging is down 28% and commenting down 24% since 2006.
  • Both teen and adult use of social networking sites increased significantly:
    47% of online adults use social networking sites, up 10% from Nov. ’08
    72% of online users age 18-29 use social networking sites
    40% of online users age 30+ use social networking sites
  • Facebook is the most commonly used social network among adults.

    Adult usage on social networking sites:
    73% have a profile on Facebook
    48% have a profile on MySpace
    14% have a profile on LinkedIn.
  • Teens are not using Twitter in large numbers.

Read the full report here.

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