August 7, 2009

Facebook Isn't Cool Anymore

According to the recent survey, college and highschool users have declined by 20% and 15% in the last 6 months, while people over 55 years and over have sky rocked from 1 million users to almost 6 million users.

There are more 55 and over year olds today using Facebook than there are high school students using the site.

So don’t be surprised when you start seeing ads for dentures on Facebook in the next few months.

I was a bit shocked when I saw my former 55 year old supervisor trying to add me. What it comes down to is that things just aren’t cool anymore when the older crowd is also doing them.

It’s true that it’s more socially acceptable now to still be single at 32 and enjoy the club life than say 10 years ago, but a college student will not think that a party is cool there are a bunch of 35 year olds there acting young and doing "stupid young things" like chugging beer even though they may feel young on the inside.

And it’s weird when you have your parents on your facebook account! (Though my friend Nathan doesn’t seem to mind & talks to his mom on it LOL- he says it’s cheaper than calling long distance) Even with the new settings they have, they can still view the album if you get tagged in it even though the album may be private, How about the fear of your supervisor searching for incriminating photos of you on the site that someone posted a longg time ago?

What about you? What do you think about Facebook?

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