US teens quick to join online video: survey

May 03, 2012
US teenagers are leading the way in adopting online video including chat services, a survey showed Thursday. The survey found 37 percent of Internet users between the ages 12 and 17 participate in video chats with others using applications such as Skype, Googletalk or iChat.

US teenagers are leading the way in adopting online video including chat services, a survey showed Thursday.

The survey found 37 percent of between the ages 12 and 17 participate in video chats with others using applications such as Skype, Googletalk or iChat.

Some 27 percent of Internet-using teens record and upload video to the Internet, said the survey by the Pew Internet and American Life Project.

The survey found 13 percent teens online stream video live for other people to watch.

Social media users are much more likely than those who do not use social media to use online video.

The survey, based on a sample of 799 US teens, found 95 percent used the Internet.

It also found that teens social media profiles make little difference in their likelihood of streaming -- there is no statistically significant difference among teens with private, semi-private or public profiles.

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