In 2006, 28 percent of teens ages 12 to 17 and young adults ages 18 to 29 were bloggers, reported the survey results released Wednesday by the Pew Research Center.
Lenhart reveals the 2009 figures reflecting a slip to 14 percent of teens and 15 percent of young adults. Over the same period, the percentage of online adults over 30 who are blogging rose from 7 percent in 2006 to 11 percent in
The survey cited the reason for the decline in blogging among younger Internet users to varying trends in social network use. Nearly 73% of online teens and an equal number percentage of young adults use social-networking sites such as Facebook or MySpace. As they get older, people seem to use social-networking sites less.
In addition, the survey reveals that only 40 percent of adults ages 30 and older were using social-networking sites in the fall of 2009.
The survey results also point those young adults’ ages 18 to 29 have embraced mobile gadgets and connectivity with 66 percent of them being laptop users. Some 81 percent of those 18 to 29 use wireless connectivity compared to 63 percent of 30- to 49-year-olds, and 34 percent of those ages 50 and older.
The survey was initiated by Pew Research Center as a part of the series of studies that explore the behaviors, values, and opinions of the teens and Twenty-something that make up the Millennial Generation.