Blog Entry

1 in 5 Teens Have Their Own Blog?

“Nearly three in five school-age teens with Internet access have created online content, including Web pages with artwork, photos and stories – and about a fifth have their own blogs, which also allow friends and other readers to create feedback postings.

Those are some of the findings from a survey of 12- to 17-year-olds conducted by the Pew Internet and American Life Project.

The survey also found that older school-age girls with online access were most likely to keep a blog. About a quarter of girls, ages 15 to 17, did so, compared with 15 percent of boys in that age group.”

What? 1 in 5 teens is 20%. If 20% of teens blog, how come I don’t know any of them? Lately I’ve been looking for other good teen bloggers and I’ve only found a handful. How come no one I know personally has a blog? Does the survey count myspace blogs as actual blogs? If it does, it shouldn’t. If you’re a teen with a blog, send me an email.

The quote was taken from the business section. You can read the full article here.