Sunday, February 15, 2009

Nerd World: Facebook Is for Old Fogies

I suspected months ago that I was too old for Facebook. Not anymore! Old fogies have taken over the social networking site! That's according to Lev Grossman in his "Technoculture" blog on

(I'll give LBCC journalism student Rick Casillas credit for dubbing "Nerd World" on his evolving site -- Mediocre Gatsby's Wild Publishing Party. Check it out.)

Anyway, Grossman delivers 10 reasons why Facebook is for old fogies, including:
4. Facebook isn't just a social network; it's a business network. And unlike, say, college students, we actually have jobs. What's the point of networking with people who can't hire you? Not that we'd want to work with anyone your age anyway.
10. We're not cool, and we don't care. There was a time when it was cool to be on Facebook. That time has passed. Facebook now has 150 million members, and its fastest-growing demographic is 30 and up. At this point, it's way cooler not to be on Facebook. We've ruined it for good, just like we ruined Twilight and skateboarding.
Watch out those of you under 30, we've got Twitter in our sights...

1 comment:

Kent said...

About 18 months ago I was recovering from a knee replacement.
I was exploring Facebook. I decided to find every Schnake I could. I found 29. Every single one, except me of course, was in the 17 - 25 range. I bet if I did the search again now I would find at least that many in the 40 to 50 range. Just in the past few months, the number of "older" friends that I have has exploded.