Since 2006, blogging has fallen among teens and young adults while simultaneously rising among older adults. Researchers found that 14 percent of teens online say they blog, down from 28 percent in 2006. But even as blogging declines among those under 30, wireless connectivity continues to rise in this age group, as does social network participation.
Researchers suggest that the increase in the growth and use of social networking Web sites means that youth may be exchanging "macroblogging" for microblogging with status updates. In addition to specific social networking sites, the study also explores the age-related use of cell phones and the Internet in general.
The study, which was produced by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, is part of a series of reports exploring the attitudes and behaviors of the Millennial generation, or adults ages 18 to 29.
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