1 in 4 US teenage girls between 15-17 keep their own blogs

About a quarter of girls, ages 15 to 17, keep their own blogs, compared with only 15 per cent of boys in that same age group according to a survey conducted by the Pew Internet and American Life Project. Overall, one in five U.S. teens has a blog and nearly three in five school-age teens with Internet access have created some type of on-line content, including Web pages with artwork, photos and stories. Comparatively, only 7% of adults keep their own blogs.

The findings, which have a margin of error of 3 percentage points, are based on a random telephone survey of about 1,100 young people and their parents, conducted Oct. 16 to Nov. 28, 2004. Since this survey is based on results from nearly a year ago, one wonders if the numbers would be even higher today as blogs seem to continue to gain in popularity.

News source: The Globe and Mail

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