Teenagers Prefer Twitter, Facebook To Blogging

The Pew Research Center, a Washington based research organisation, has released a report which indicates that the young in US are spending more time on social media network Facebook, rather than Twittering and blogging.

The survey, which was conducted by the organisation back in September, involved two cycles of telephonic interviews, one for teens between 12-17 years age group and the other for adults above 18 years of age.

Amanda Lenhart, a researcher with Pew, expressing her surprise on the results of the study titled ‘Social Media and Mobile Internet Use Among Teens and Young Adults’, said that “Out of all the data, we think in some ways it's most surprising to see a decline in blogging. There's been a move from MySpace, which put blogging front and center, to Facebook, which doesn't have that.”

The report, which was released on Wednesday, revealed that as compared to 2006, when 28 percent of teens ages 12-17 and adults ages 18-29 used to blog daily, the figure have dropped to 14 percent of teens and 15 percent of young adults in 2009.

On the other hand, only 8 percent of the teenagers who spend a significant part of the day online said that they did not visit the popular micro-blogging website at all.

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Meanwhile Facebook emerged as the preferred social media network by both teens and young adults, with 73 percent of young adults having a profile on the social networking giant. Facebook is set to durably change the way people interact both online and offline.

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