Emily Nussbaum from the NY Times have delved into the world of teen blogging in this lengthy piece on a phenomenon she described as surpassing telephone calls, texting and instant messaging. If you have ever wondered about why so many American teens are blogging this may shed some light.
My So-Called Blog | NY Times
“…the private experience of adolescence — a period traditionally marked by seizures of self-consciousness and personal confessions wrapped in layers and hidden in a sock drawer — has been made public. Peer into an online journal, and you find the operatic texture of teenage life with its fits of romantic misery, quick-change moods and sardonic inside jokes. Gossip spreads like poison.”