A new survey was performed by the Pew Internet and American Life Project reported here by the Associated Press that 1 out of 5 teens’ ages 12 to 17 years old owns a blog. According to Amanda Lenhart, a senior researcher at Pew who helped compile the report:
"Blogging for teens is about staying tuned into their friendship networks, not about politics or people getting in trouble at school, which are two of the main narratives that journalists have covered in recent months…"
I take this as a strong indication that blogging is here to stay, since the number of teens blogging is probably going to grow and these young bloggers are the foundation of the blogosphere of tomorrow.
To hear different perspectives on the study and it’s results on teen blogs check out these post in the blogosphere on Micro Persuasion, Relevant Noise, pasta and vinegar, SMLXL and Communities Dominate Brands.