Pew Institute divulgou um recente estudo chamado Teens and Social Media(PDF). A pesquisa traz dados interessantes sobre o uso da internet pelos adolescentes (entre 12 e 17 anos). Foram entrevistados 935 adolescentes americanos entre outubro e novembro de 2006. Os dados mostram um crescimento significativo no uso dos meios sociais em apenas dois anos (2004 a 2006). A informação saiu no blog Infotendencia que listou os dados mais interessantes:

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.

Alberto Marques