The Real Reason Teens Don't Use Twitter or Blog

A lot of people wonder why Teenagers don’t use Twitter. It’s really simple. They don’t need to. They simply use the tool that their network already uses, and that is Facebook. Teens and young adults have massive followings on Facebook, they don’t need or have the desire to use a blog to communicate with friends and families because Facebook’s unique platform allows them to share not with the entire world, but with those who are important to them.

“Since 2006, blogging has dropped among teens and young adults while simultaneously rising among older adults,” states a Pew Internet & American Life Project report on social media and mobile Internet use among young people. “As the tools and technology embedded in social networking sites change, and use of the sites continues to grow, youth may be exchanging ‘macro-blogging’ for microblogging with status updates.”

In 2006, 28% of teen Internet users were blogging, and now only 14% do so. Adult blog use is steadily increasing, with one in 10 online adults now maintaining a blog.

Source: SF Gate

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