59 percent of teens create content online
According to a new Pew/Internet study
, 59% of all American teenagers engage in at least one form of online content creation. Of those 35% of all teen girls blog, compared with 20% of online boys, and 54% of girls post photos online compared with 40% of online boys. Boys however like their video, with 19% of boys posting video online vs. 10% of girls.
Other figures from the study:
- 39% of online teens share their own artistic creations online, such as artwork, photos, stories, or videos
- 33% create or work on webpages or blogs for others, including those for groups they belong to, friends, or school assignments
- 28% have created their own online journal or blog, up from 19% in 2004.
- 27% maintain their own personal webpage
- 26% remix content they find online into their own creations
The survey found that content creation is not just about sharing creative output; it is also about participating in conversations fueled by that content. Nearly half (47%) of online teens have posted photos where others can see them, and 89% of those teens who post photos say that people comment on the images at least "some of the time."
Here's the PDF of the report
. I'm sure it will make for very nice holiday reading.
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