Blogging is so 90s

Kids and teens  are losing interest in blogging and are shifting their limited attention spans to Twitter and mobile communication.

According to a US study the number of 12 to 17-year-olds in the US who blog has halved to 14 per cent since 2006

Beancounters at the Pew Internet and American Life Project think it means that kids prefer making short postings on social networking sites, and going online on mobile phones.

Oddly there has been a rise in interest in blogging by those over 30.

More than 11 percent of adults blogged in 2009 which is more than go to Church.

Amanda Lenhart, a senior researcher for Pew and the lead author of the study said that the ability to do status updates had “kind of sucked the life out of long-form blogging” among those who could not concentrate and write complete sentences.

Half of kids aged 18-29 and about a quarter of 12-17 year-olds – were also accessing the internet from their mobile phones.

Teens hated blogging because they had to type quickly and people reading them found it as interesting as watching paint dry.