February 4, 2010 Chad Richards

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 Richards

Chad Richards

Senior Social Media Manager at Firebelly
Fun Fact: Chad was named "Most Influential Up & Comer" at the inaugural Social Media Summit. He's been with Firebelly since 2007.
Chad Richards

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Chad Richards Fun Fact: Chad was named "Most Influential Up & Comer" at the inaugural Social Media Summit. He's been with Firebelly since 2007.

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