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American teenagers use the Internet to create or share content

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The majority of American teenagers (87 percent) use the Internet. Half do so actively creating blogs or webpages, doing the download music and videos or transforming the digital materials of other internet users into their own creations, which they later share online.

The data are from the «Teen Content Creators and Consumers» report by the Pew Internet & American Life Project which in November 2004 analyzed 1,100 young Americans aged 12 to 17 years old and their parents. The figures show that the Internet is used more in this age group than among adults, with 57 percent of American teenagers being considered in the analysis as «Content Creators».

Of the 21 million American teenagers who use the Internet, 33 percent share their own content online – as artistic works, photographs, stories or videos – and 32 percent admit that they have already created or worked in webpages or blogs for groups of friends or for school.

The report also reveals that American teenagers are more enthusiastic and do it more often download music and video (51 percent of respondents) than adults (18 percent).

Only 22 percent of respondents maintain webpage created and 19 percent maintain their blog and transform what you find online in their own artistic creations.

The Pew Internet & American Life Project further concludes that the majority of American teenagers, 75 percent of respondents, agree that the downloads and sharing music and videos online it is so easy that there is no reason not to.

It is recalled that a study by the Online Publishers Association in partnership with comScore Networks concludes that US consumers spent $ 1.8 billion on content online like music, websites dating and business and financial information in 2004, an increase of 14 percent over the previous year’s expense.

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