[Air-L] Global statistics on teenager and young adult online media production

Dan Perkel dperkel at ischool.berkeley.edu
Sun Feb 13 12:41:00 PST 2011

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Hi all,

Over the past five years there have been a few studies by the Pew Center and
others (Ezster Hargittai/colleagues) that have given us some nice
descriptive statistics of the percentage of American teenagers and young
adults circulating various kinds of media content online: writing,
photographs, art work, music, and others. I was wondering if anyone on this
list knows of any similar statistics from other countries or global regions,
either at a country level, a regional level, or even of a group that is
argued to be representative of larger regions (e.g. Hargittai's studies of
college freshmen).

Some studies of American populations:
Hargittai and Walejko 2008. The Participation Divide: Content Creation and
Sharing in the Digital Age. http://webuse.org/p/a23/
Lenhart et al. 2007. Teen Content Creators.
Lenhart et al. 2010. Social Media and Young Adults.

(If there are studies of American populations that might enhance some of
these numbers, or even challenge them, that would be nice to know as well.)

I couldn't find anything in the EU Kids Go Online project specifically on
"content creation" or "creative production" but I easily may have missed
something there.

The Creative Commons' study on "Defining Non-commercial production" is
helpful. (https://creativecommons.org/weblog/entry/17127)

Any study with broad descriptive statistics of these kinds of activities
would be helpful, even if it's only with adults, however that legal category
may defined in various countries.

Thanks in advance for any assistance,


Dan Perkel
PhD Candidate
School of Information, Berkeley Center for New Media
UC Berkeley

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