: Facebook is a social networking site for teens and young adult
: Facebook is a social networking site for teens, young adults and older people!
I for one am surprised at the fact that old folks have broken the technology barrier and started populating the social networking sites. Check out how fast their numbers are growing.
According to Inside Facebook
, there is significant growth in Facebook users over 35. Over the course of the last month, the 35-44, 45-54, 55-65 demographics, each add more than 1.2 million user. What’s more surprising is that the 18-25 demographic, Facebook’s bread and butter, lost 600,000 users during the same period.
In a comparison between March and July statistics, the number of people over 35 on Facebook nearly doubled in the period of just 3 months. As old folks start spreading the word, they start to catch up with the younger generation. Although the 18-25 bracket is still the largest group by far, it may not remain this way for long:
What are the reasons behind this trend?
One reason is connectivity. Facebook is becoming a sort of a reunion site for the older people to reconnect with old friends and class mates. Facebook is also challenging LinkedIn as a place to network with professional contacts. Finally, many parents are joining Facebook to monitor their children’s activity.
Whatever the reason is, it’s still great that our older people keep up with technology. Facebook made their social site easy, making it appropriate to old folks. CEO Mark has perfected the formula that works for all demographics.