Teenage boys and girls are using blogs, easily publishable online diaries, in many more similar ways than has been predicted, according to a study.

Previous studies on gender and the net have suggested girls communicate better, and more often, than boys. But US researcher David Huffaker’s study of 70 blogs contradicts this.

He found the gender split in blog use was 50-50. But worryingly, teens tended to reveal more personal details on blogs than in chatrooms and forums. Read the rest of the article at BBC News.

 


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    Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 3 Jun 2009
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Grohol, J. (2004). Teenagers reach out via weblogs. Psych Central. Retrieved on February 19, 2015, from http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2004/06/06/teenagers-reach-out-via-weblogs/

 

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