Teens blog to “stay tuned into friendship networks”

A survey of by the Pew Internet and American Life Project showed that one in five 12- to 17-year-olds in the United States have their own blogs.

The Associated Press reported that “the survey also found that older school-age girls with online access were most likely to keep a blog.”

“Blogging for teens is about staying tuned into their friendship networks, not about politics or people getting in trouble at school, which are two of the main narratives that journalists have covered in recent months,” says Amanda Lenhart, a senior researcher at Pew who helped compile the report.

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