I read an interesting post on Lockergnome today, written by my friend Ron. Ron cites a study that shows that only about 18% of teens today write in a blog. Only about 8% of them are Twitter users. However, about 55% regularly take part in other social networks, such as MySpace.
The original study claims that perhaps the low blogging percentage is due to the fact that teens are secretive by nature. They don’t want the world to know what they’re up to. If that were the case, then how do you explain all of the information overload on their MySpace pages? Ron brings up an excellent point of his own: when adults and parents show up, teens tend to withdraw.
With so many adults blogging these days, does it stand to reason that could be why our kids are not? Do they not want to be like us? Could they fear our reading what they are doing? What are your thoughts on this?
Ron’s article is excellent, and brings up much food for thought. There were also any number of other great things posted in our little corner of the world today. I hope you were able to read some of it!
- Is Microsoft really doomed to fail, as some people like to believe?
- When you come to a fork in your life’s road, how do you know which way to go?
- New testing methods may detect some types of cancer even earlier.
- Comcast rebadges a bad idea as Xfinity.
- Syncing your iPhone ringtones isn’t as difficult as it appears to be.
- If you’re in the market for a GPS system, Amazon has some amazing deals right now.
- Hackers buy and sell your accounts and information, so beware.
- Teens are becoming more of a target audience for tech evangelists.
- If you have more than one computer, do you actually use them all?
- Will Chrome be your next browser?
- Could eBay really be telling their members not to contact them?
- What was the first video game you ever remember playing?
- AppRats brings YouTube integration to Facebook.
- Steve Wozniak complained, but no one listened.
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