Breaking from South America debriefing to let loose on some encouraging data released in the past month by the Pew Internet & American Life Project
Lee Rainie’s latest Online Activities & Pursuits survey (d/l .pdf) spotlights increased use of video-sharing sites. Interesting to see this data as it coincides with renewed interest in online video endeavors thanks to the writers strike. Another Pew Survey released six months ago had the percentage of adults (with Internet) who watch video online at 57%. In the end, it’s not about percentages but quality minutes spent viewing online video programming both original and otherwise.
I missed the report on Teen Content Creators (d/l .pdf), released before the holidays, until I caught mention of it on David Weinberger’s blog Friday morning. But a preliminary look at the report shows positive trends in the ways in which teens are engaging in social networks and online activities. Nearly twice as many girls blog than boys, however, that ratio is reversed when it comes to posting online video. 89% of teens who post photos online (47%) say their photos occasionally get commented on.
Previous posts about Pew Internet:
* Is MySpace the Teenage Parking Lot of Today?
* Future of the Internet: Liberty + Privacy
* Pew: Nearly 50 Million Create Own Web Content
I took many photos of the penguins, sea lions, and cormorans of the islands of the Beagle Channel, south of Ushuaia, Argentina.
Watch the penguins of Magdalena Island in action below, in this video I shot aboard the Ushuaia Explorer. Enjoy.
See a map of the Beagle Channel below — the green arrow is on the north side of the town of Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world.
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Spent my last few days in the wonderful city of Santiago with a sidetrip to the coast at Vina del Mar.
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Part 3, the final installment of my Patagonia photos, from Ushuaia, Argentina — the southermost city in the world and capital of Tierra del Fuego province. Photos from Santiago Chile will follow — I am now back in Los Angeles, feeling great, refreshed, and back to the so-called grind. Let’s grab coffee or a drink! Happy New Year.
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