Digital citizens

BBC online news has been doing a good series of articles on “digital citizens.” The articles touch on people who are creating interesting internet content, including a podcaster, a blogger, a do-it-yourself DJ, an online activist, and a movie maker who created a 40 minutes Star Wars fan flick now available on mirror sites.

Today’s article is about United States teenagers online. A recent study finds that 52% of U.S. teens between the ages of 12 and 17 have blogs, and around a third create and share their own music or artwork online. As for the teen bloggers, BBC News claims that “while debates around blogging in the adult online world centre around citizen reporting and journalism, teenage bloggers are much more concerned about using them to maintain and form relationships with peers.”

Along with being a good series of articles, BBC New provides lots of links to blogs, podcasts, and other online content. Worth reading for anyone who’s watching online trends.