Weblog on the Internet and public policy, journalism, virtual community, and more from David Brake, a Canadian academic, consultant and journalist
17 July 2004

“David Huffaker”:http://www.eyec.com/’s masters thesis, “Gender Similarities and Differences in Online Identity and Language Use among Teenage Bloggers”:http://cct.georgetown.edu/thesis/DavidHuffaker.pdf has received some attention from BBC news because of its findings that (surprise surprise) teens tended to reveal more personal details on blogs than in chatrooms and forums. This chimes immediately with the Daily Mail-reader paranoia about cyber-stalkers…

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