More teens are using video chats to interact and communicate with friends, thanks in part to the adoption growth of apps such as Skype, Googletalk and iChat, according to a new study.
The study also looked at how teens create videos for the web. About 27% of teens who use the Internet say they actively record and upload video online. However, girls are just as likely as boys to upload clips.
“We found it interesting that boys and girls are now recording and uploading video in equal measure, a change from 2006 when boys were more than twice as likely as girls to shoot and share videos,” Amanda Lenhart, senior research specialist at Pew, told Mashable.
“But overall, I’m not surprised that teens, and particularly girls, enjoy video chat,” Lenhart adds. “It provides a rich additional layer on top of the sorts of social interactions with others than many teen girls crave.”Read More