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Thursday, March 24, 2005

Study Finds More Teens Blogging

Well, that was just one piece of the report published today in MediaPost's Center for Media Research newsletter. I think it's funny though because I have a teenage sister that just started blogging not too long ago and my wife and I read her blog regularly. But until 2 weeks ago I had no idea Beka was even blogging. Go figure. Here's some data from the report.

According to comScore Media Metrix, more than 14 million Americans age 13 to 17 accessed the Internet in January 2005. The recent edition of The Score focuses on the Internet behavior of this highly sought after demographic segment.

A significant proportion of the average teen’s time online is spent connecting with peers whether it’s instant messaging, blogs or e-mail, says the report. Sites that facilitate or promote teen communication were among the highest ranked properties by composition of users age 13 to 17. And, as expected, educational sites which allow teens to use the Internet for help with schoolwork, are disproportionately popular among this segment. Teens make up 29 and 23 percent of these sites audiences, respectively.

Specialty apparel retailers targeting teens are among the Retail sites with the highest composition of 13 to 17 year old users. Many of these sites offer promotional enticements such as contests and giveaways, as well as chat rooms and other communication tools, which encourage teen consumers to make the brand a part of their everyday life, not just a site for purchasing. Teens also tend to be heavy consumers of music content and merchandise.

By Jason Dowdell at 11:20 AM | Comments (0)

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