A Guardian poll reported today on the use that young people make of the internet shows some revealing trends:
But among those with a web connection at home, 31% said that they had launched their own personal site or blog. Those aged 16 to 17 have taken most avidly to personal online publishing, with a female bias.
Guardian Leader on blogging:
Blogging is now a mainstream activity for politicians, economists and, increasingly, corporations, plus the army of bloggers around the world who call governments and companies to account with instant rebuttals and who are setting up heir own form of "citizens’ journalism" to provide a grassroots alternative to what is perceived as the corporate-driven agenda of many media organisations.
"Politicians and economists"? How did we get lumped together?