Das Pew Internet & American Life Project veröffentlicht regelmässig nette Umfrageergebnisse und Studien rund um die Netznutzung in den USA. Aktuell wurde auf diesen Report hingewiesen: Teens, Privacy and Online Social Networks: How teens manage their online identities and personal information in the age of MySpace. Hier ist der 1,2MB grosse Report als PDF. Basierend auf Umfragen und Fokus-Gruppen gibts jetzt diese Statistiken:
Some 55% of online teens have profiles and most of them restrict access to their profile in some way. Of those with profiles, 66% say their profile is not visible to all internet users. Of those whose profile can be accessed by anyone online, nearly half (46%) say they give at least some false information. Teens post fake information to protect themselves and also to be playful or silly.
Here is a rundown of the kinds of information they post on their profiles, whether they are public or shielded:
# 82% of profile creators have included their first name in their profiles
# 79% have included photos of themselves.
# 66% have included photos of their friends.
# 61% have included the name of their city or town.
# 49% have included the name of their school.
# 40% have included their instant message screen name.
# 40% have streamed audio to their profile.
# 39% have linked to their blog.
# 29% have included their email address.
# 29% have included their last name.
# 29% have included videos.
# 2% have included their cell phone numbers.
# 6% of online teens and 11% of profile-owning teens post their first and last names on publicly-accessible profiles.
Mehr Statistiken in dem Report und der Pressemeldung.