Wednesday, May 09, 2007

8%

A new report out by the Pew Internet and American Life Project finds that just 8% of people live the Web 2.0 life. Only 8% of people use most of the tools available to them in terms of social networking, blogging, and other newer forms of communication.

I thought the number would have been higher, given the vast amount of people Facebook-ing and MySpace-ing. David Utter has some good analysis of why this number is (seemingly) low.

The uber-connected life is one mainly lived by 20-year olds that Utter thinks will be replaced with things like family, career, and other responsibilities as these people age.

I don't think these people will regress to the days of the rotary dial phone or black and white TV, but I agree that their blogging activity or Second Life fun may wane as they want to spend time with their children or attend events with friends.

Comments (2)

Thanks for the mention, Sam. I miss rotary phones. When a rotary phone rang, it sounded important. Nelly Furtado ringtones just don't have the same impact.

Thanks! I know what you mean about the ringtones - that's why I keep mine neutral.