According to a newly released report from Pew Internet & American Life Project teens are very blog savvy. According to the report, 19% of teens are blogging, and 38% of teens are reading blogs. The number of teen blog readers translates to 8 million young adults.
Teens are adopting the use of the internet for many functions including downloading music, using IM, making online purchases, and more importantly to the blogosphere, they are deemed to be "content creators". The study reflects
Today’s online teens live in a world filled with self authored customized and on demand content much of which is easily replicated, manipulated and redistributable. The internet and digital publishing technologies have given them tools to create, remix and share content on a scale that had previously only been accessible to the professional gatekeepers of broadcast, print, and recorded media outlets.
What does this mean for the future?