According to an article in yesterday's Vancouver Sun, TNS Canadian Facts' survey on social networking revealed that "ten per cent of Canadians have a blog, ranging from a high of 31 per cent among the 13 to 17-year-old age group to three per cent among the 50-plus crowd". Only eight percent of my peers, the forty-something crowd, have their own blog. I guess that makes me a pioneer, even amongst all Canadians.
Why don't more middle-aged and senior Canadians have blogs? Services like Blogger.com make it as simple to write a blog as an email, so it can't be the technology. Even my 83 year-old great aunt has used email for the past 7 years!
Is it the fear of loss of privacy? Lack of anything to say? Perhaps older Canadians don't feel the need to let the whole world know their every thought. Would there be far less blogging amongst teens if they really realized that the whole world, not just the friends they trust, can read everything they put on Facebook?
What do you think?