(PD).- Se ha difundido por Internet un reciente estudio del Pew Institute (Pew Internet & American Life Project) que arroja datos interesantes sobre el uso de Internet por parte de la población adolescente (entre 12 y 17 años).
El estudio, titulado “Teens and Social Media“, se centra en encuestas a 935 adolescentes estadounidenses (octubre – noviembre de 2006), y muestra un crecimiento significativo en el empleo de todo tipo de medios sociales en apenas dos años (de 2004 a 2006). Entre los resultados más llamativos (2006: 2) podemos destacar (cita textual):
* The Pew Internet & American Life Project has found that 64% of online teens ages 12-17 have participated in one or more among a wide range of content-creating activities on the internet, up from 57% of online teens in a similar survey at the end of 2004.
* 39% of online teens share their own artistic creations online, such as artwork, photos, stories, or videos, up from 33% in 2004.
* 33% create or work on webpages or blogs for others, including those for groups they belong to, friends, or school assignments, basically unchanged from 2004 (32%).
* 28% have created their own online journal or blog, up from 19% in 2004.
* 27% maintain their own personal webpage, up from 22% in 2004.
* 26% remix content they find online into their own creations, up from 19% in 2004.
* The percentage of those ages 12-17 who said “yes” to at least one of those five content-creation activities is 64% of online teens, or 59% of all teens.
* In addition to those core elements of content creation, 55% of online teens ages 12-17 have created a profile on a social networking site such as Facebook or MySpace; 47% of online teens have uploaded photos where others can see them, though many restrict access to the photos in some way; and 14% of online teens have posted videos online.