Check out THIS from TechCrunch:
Think that user generated content is still only the domain of a relatively small few? Well a new study from the Pew Internet & American Life Project finds that the next generation at least is switched on and producing content.
According to the study, 59% of all American teenagers engage in at least one form of online content creation. Of those 35% of all teen girls blog, compared with 20% of online boys, and 54% of girls post photos online compared with 40% of online boys. Boys however like their video, with 19% of boys posting video online vs. 10% of girls.
Other figures from the study:
- 39% of online teens share their own artistic creations online, such as artwork, photos, stories, or videos.
- 33% create or work on webpages or blogs for others, including those for groups they belong to, friends, or school assignments.
- 28% have created their own online journal or blog, up from 19% in 2004.
- 27% maintain their own personal webpage
- 26% remix content they find online into their own creations.
The full study is available HERE (pdf).
HT: TechCrunch via TonyMorganLive
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