News
Commentary
7/21/2008
06:03 PM
Steve Wylie
Steve Wylie
Commentary
Connect Directly
Twitter
RSS
E-Mail
50%
50%

Social Networking for Old Guys

In Irwin's Social Networking Overload post he mentions that social networking isn't just for the under-30 crowd these days. In fact, social networking for us older people seems to be growing at a very healthy clip. Today's New York Times also has a story on social networking that references this growth:

"According to company executives, Facebook, which has over 80 million subscribers worldwide, doubled the number of subscribers under 35 last year, but it tripled the number of subscribers between 35 and 54. Early adopters of Facebook, which was the province of students until 2006, must wonder who let all the old guys in."
As one of the over-35 "old guys" I can anecdotally say it's true. While the vast majority of my Facebook "friends" are industry people you'd expect to be on Facebook, I'm surprised to see some of my non-industry, 35+ friends showing up now too. So to all you under-30s, sorry to crash your party. Now, where do you keep the Bartles and Jaymes?

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
InformationWeek Tech Digest, Dec. 9, 2014
Apps will make or break the tablet as a work device, but don't shortchange critical factors related to hardware, security, peripherals, and integration.
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
InformationWeek Radio
Archived InformationWeek Radio
Join us for a roundup of the top stories on InformationWeek.com for the week of December 14, 2014. Be here for the show and for the incredible Friday Afternoon Conversation that runs beside the program.
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.