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** Article **

Publishing Online Very Personal: Study
By: Sean Michael Kerner
March 1, 2004
http://www.internetnews.com/ec-news/article.php/3319841

Are you documenting your life on the Internet? Chances
are good that you are if you own a digital camera or know
how to blog.

According to a study issued Sunday by the non-profit Pew
Internet & American Life Project, more than 53 million
Americans have used the Internet to publish content. The
study showed that Americans in large numbers are sharing
files, pictures and posting content through online
discussion groups and blogs .

...

Topping the list of content creation avenues at 21 percent
was posting pictures to Web sites for sharing. The study
found that 17 percent of Americans have posted some form of
written material, feedback or discussion on the Web. Pew also
found that 13 percent of American Internet users maintain
their own Web sites. The act of running a live Web cam
involved a full 7 percent of users, which ranked it ahead of
blogging.

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Content contributors were evenly spread among both women
and men. Content contribution activity however seems to
vary depending on age group. The age group of those that are
contributing content was broken down by the Pew study into
three different user groups. Power creators at an average
age of 25 are the most likely to blog. Older creators at an
average age of 58 are the most likely group to have built
their own Web site and be doing genealogical research. Content
omnivores, at an average age of 40 are avid Internet users
for a variety of activities.

** REPORT **
http://www.pewinternet.org/

Content Creation Online: 44% of U.S. Internet users have
contributed their thoughts and their files to the online world
February 29, 2004
http://www.pewinternet.org/reports/toc.asp?Report=113
Contents:
        Summary of Findings
        The Material People Contribute to the Online World
        Demographics of Content Creators
        Content Creators--Three Groups
        Methodology