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Teens & Young Adults Prefer Facebook Over Blogs

188537-teensandadultsconverge_original Social Media and Young Adults, a survey recently released by the Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project, revealed that blogging has dropped by nine percent among Millennials (ages 18-29) in the last two years – from 24 percent in December 2007 to 15 percent in December 2009. Blogging by teens (ages 12-17) has been cut in half – from 28 percent in 2006 to 14 percent in 2009.

Where did they go? Social networking sites (SNS). 73 percent of teens and 72 percent of Gen Y are now active on at least one SNS. 71 percent of young adults prefer Facebook while 66 percent of younger teens prefer Myspace. 

The survey also showed that teens are significantly less likely that Gen Y and adults to use Twitter.

[Image: Pew Internet]

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Chad is Senior Social Media Manager at Firebelly Marketing, a social media marketing agency. Connect with him on Twitter and Linkedin.