Thursday, February 04, 2010

Pew on Social Media and Young Adults

Pew Internet and American Life Project released its report yesterday on Social Media and Young Adults. Telephone survey data confirmed what we are observing and hearing from students. Amongst the key findings:

"Blogging has declined in popularity among both teens and young adults since 2006. Blog commenting has also dropped among teens."

"Both teen and adult use of social networking sites has risen significantly, yet there are shifts and some drops in the proportion of teens using several social networking site features."

"Teens are not using Twitter in large numbers."

"Cell phone ownership is nearly ubiquitous among teens and young adults."

For more details and the full report, click here.

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