It looks like social media are turning into the media of choice for teens, according to another Pew study on media use in the US. Teen blogging is down 50 per cent over the past three years, and only eight per cent of teens Twitter. Short updates on Facebook and heavy dependence on texting via cell phone seem to drive teens more than the somewhat longer form blogs allow for. You’d think Twitter would fit the teen attitude, but they seem to have decided that it is a better medium for celebrities and corporations than them.
Washington Post, February 4 2010