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Social media using teens enthusiastic about video

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

PewInternetSocial media using teenagers love video more than others and girls are using video chat more than boys. Those are two findings from the latest Pew Internet report on Teens & Online Video.

In a survey of 799 teens conducted by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project in 2011, the teens were asked about a number of online behaviors.

The results for video-oriented activities are reported here. Among the findings:

  • 37% of internet users ages 12-17 participate in video chats with others using applications such as Skype, Googletalk or iChat.
  • Girls are more likely than boys to have such chats.
  • 27% of internet-using teens 12-17 record and upload video to the internet. One major difference between now and 2006 is that online girls are just as likely these days to upload video as online boys.
  • 13% of internet-using teens stream video live to the internet for other people to watch.
  • Social media users are much more likely than those who do not use social media to engage in all three video behaviors studied.