donderdag 10 juni 2004

Teenagers reach out via weblogs

"He also found that not only did teenage bloggers write a lot more than would be expected, they were also using the blogs as a form of 'self-therapy'. 'Blogs are an area for self expression. It gives them a space to be candid or personal where they don't usually have. 'I thought at first it was about exhibitionism, but a less cynical view is that they are trying to meet a common human need of finding connection.' Most of the blog posts were about their everyday lives, and what was happening in their school. About 67% used the facility that allowed them to comment on blog entries."

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