greer 15 - Sean Trank 373150 Dr Greer 1 What have been the...

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Sean Trank 373150 Dr. Greer 3/18/08 1. What have been the general trends in teen use of social networks? Some 93% of teens use the internet as a venue for social interaction – a place where they can share creations, tell stories, and interact with others. Some 55% of online teens have profiles on a social network site (SNS) such as Facebook or MySpace and those who have such profiles are much more likely to be bloggers than those who do not have social network profiles. Two in five (42%) teens who use social networking sites also say they blog. And, in keeping with the conversational nature of social media, social networking teens are also interacting with others’ blogs. Seven in ten (70%) social networking teens report reading the blogs of others, and three in four social networking teens (76%) have posted comments to a friend’s blog on a social networking site. 2. How are teens using social networking sites? Fully 57% of online teens say that they watch videos on video sharing sites such as YouTube. Older online teens, especially older online boys (15-17), are more likely to report watching videos on
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