Saturday, February 06, 2010

Is blogging now uncool

Did you see that new Pew study that came out yesterday? asks Nick Carr

It put a big fat exclamation point on what a lot of us have come to realize recently: blogging is now the uncoolest thing you can do on the Internet. It's even uncooler than editing Wikipedia articles or having a Second Life avatar. In 2006, 28% of teens were blogging. Now, just three years later, the percentage has tumbled to 14%. Among twentysomethings, the percentage who write blogs has fallen from 24% to 15%. Writing comments on blogs is also down sharply among the young. It's only geezers - those over 30 - who are doing more blogging than they used to.Is

Well sometimes it's good to be uncool

Ht-Andrew Sullivan


Ed Walker said...

Maybe it's a natural web evolution we're starting to see. When you're early teens - MySpace/Bebo, as you reach 6th form - Facebook. As you reach early-mid 20s beyond - Twitter. If you go to Uni or build yourself up in an industry you get onto LinkedIn for example. Then as you get older you want to expand on more than 140 characters and blogging becomes appealing.

Just a thought.

Nigel Barlow said...

Yes good point Ed,

Glad to see that things are going well in Cardiff for you