08 February 2010

You kids get offa my blog!

The AP reports that kids today — what, with their hat on sideways, pants on the ground — have decided that blogging is for old farts.
A new study has found that young people are losing interest in long-form blogging...The study, released Wednesday by the Pew Internet & American Life Project, found that 14 percent of Internet youths, ages 12 to 17, now say they blog, compared with just over a quarter who did so in 2006...Pew found a similar drop in blogging among 18- to 29-year-olds.
Overall, Pew estimates that roughly one in 10 online adults maintain a blog...But according to the data, that population is aging. The Pew study found, for instance, that the percentage of Internet users age 30 and older who maintain a blog increased from 7 percent in 2007 to 11 percent in 2009...
A[ccording] to Sarah Rondeau, a freshman at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass. "It's a matter of typing quickly. People these days don't find reading that fun."
Thanks for the analysis Ms Rondeau. College sounds right up your alley. You give me hope.
Now please excuse me. I have a cloud to go yell at.

1 chimed in:

Donna said...

A large percentage of the people who read my blog are senior citizens. As for young folks, I'm afraid even my grandchildren are bored by my blog.