Girls keep the blogosphere turning

Young women are much more likely to blog or contribute other content to the web than their male counterparts, according to a survey by the Internet & American Life Project reported by the New York Times.

The study found 35% of teenage girls who use the web have contributed to a blog, compared to just 20% of boys who are online.

Girls are more likely to create or work on their own web pages, with 32% of girls running their own site compared to 22% of boys,

Online social networks are also more to the taste of teenage girls than boys – 70% of girls have a profile on an online social network such as Facebook or MySpace, compared to 57% of boys.

Video posting was the only area in which boys outdid girls; boys are almost twice as likely as girls to post video files.


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