Monday, February 21, 2011

Kids today are posting to twitter and facebook, where they actually get feedback. (The Death of Blogging, Again.)

Blogs Wane as the Young Drift to Sites Like Twitter -

No longer a blogger. Image via NYTimes.

Blogs were once the outlet of choice for people who wanted to express themselves online. But with the rise of sites like Facebook and Twitter, they are losing their allure for many people — particularly the younger generation.

The Internet and American Life Project at the Pew Research Center found that from 2006 to 2009, blogging among children ages 12 to 17 fell by half; now 14 percent of children those ages who use the Internet have blogs. Among 18-to-33-year-olds, the project said in a report last year, blogging dropped two percentage points in 2010 from two years earlier.
Yes, there is far more interaction on Twitter (albeit mostly with spambots) and Facebook. Although, it looks like this month will be the first since I started using blogger to track stats, that my views won't increase over the prior month. So, maybe the end has begun ... cue the music. Whatever. I've been reading about the death of blogging since the day after people started writing about the rise of blogging. I just keep plugging away.
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