Wednesday, February 3, 2010

I Know You Are But What Am I?

ARS Technica has an article about a recent report from the Pew Internet and American Life project.

Blogging is falling out of favor among the young'uns these days as they move to quicker-moving social networking sites. At the same time, older adults are getting into blogging and teens still aren't hot on Twitter, at least according to the latest report from the Pew Internet and American Life project.


Additionally, despite teens getting turned off from the medium, Pew found that older Internet users are actually moving towards blogs—11 percent of users over 30 now regularly maintain a blog compared to 7 percent in 2007, and overall "adult" blogging rates have remained steady.

This may be reflective of older users' interest in reading and writing more in-depth content than 12 one-sentence one-offs in a day, but Pew seems to agree that blogging is quickly becoming the thing that un-hip old people do. "Microblogging and status updating on social networks have replaced old-style ‘macro-blogging’ for many teens and adults," Pew researcher Amanda Lenhart said in a statement. "The fad stage [of blogging] is over."

Emphasis mine. Un-hip? The image of a leg being detached comes to mind. In today's vernacular I believe the appropriate word would be "lame."

I would like to point out that whenever I blog about Josh or Steph, the remaining young'uns infesting--I mean, the two wonderful offspring still living with me and Kathy in out house, they race to the computer to read about themselves.

They are so lame.

1 comment:

Sherry said...

From what I can tell from your report of the research, we are lame if we do and lame if we don't. (Us "older Americans, i.e.)