acquaintances and strangers digitally snoop into one's life is common
among today's techno-savvy teens. Along with e-mail and instant
messages, blogs are fast becoming a fixture of their life.
According to a research by Perseus, 52 percent of all bloggers are teenagers, and an additional 40 percent are in their 20s.
has an article on teenagers who turn blogs into a new social scene
where they can hang out, flirt, meet, seek validation and share their
In many ways, what transpires online is an extension of the
social interactions that take place at school. There are online cliques
as well as the digital equivalent of hallway banter and gossip. Yet,
what occurs online mostly lives in a digital reality that seldom
crosses over into real life.
Most teens abide by an unwritten code of the blogosphere: What
happens online stays online. Many have digital friendships with
classmates but never socialize in real life “because we don't hang
with the same crowd,'' as one student explained.