58% of US teens have a profile on a social networking site

58% of all teens maintain a profile on a social networking site such as Facebook or MySpace, 27% have an online journal or blog and 11% maintain a personal website, according to Pew Internet Project. Girls dominate the teen blogosphere and social networks-66% of girls have an SNS profile compared with 50% of boys, and [...]

58% of all teens maintain a profile on a social networking site such as Facebook or MySpace, 27% have an online journal or blog and 11% maintain a personal website, according to Pew Internet Project. Girls dominate the teen blogosphere and social networks-66% of girls have an SNS profile compared with 50% of boys, and 34% of girls (versus 20% of boys) keep an online journal or blog. Older girls are especially enthusiastic adopters of these technologies. 41% girls ages 15-17 have a blog, and fully 86% of 15-17 year old girls have a social networking profile. Boys (particularly younger boys) continue to trail girls in their use of social networking sites and blogs, although social networking in particular is growing in popularity among older boys: 69% boys ages 15-17 have a social networking profile.