Social Media has a few gray hairs

I was reading a report today that claimed the average age of a social network user was 40 years old. Now, I knew there were lots of old women on Facebook sharing pictures of their grandkids, but I had no idea that the average age was that high. When you take out sites like LinkedIn, the number doesn’t skew downward. The average Facebook and Twitter user is somewhere between 38 and 39 years old.

Now,I admit I’ve dismissed Social Media on several occasions as being a haven for kids, but it turns out I was totally wrong. In my defense, I’m a bit anti-social anyway. Seriously, I didn’t get into computers to be more social. Still, today there are are even social sites for anti-socials, like 4chan–No, I know what you’re thinking, but if there is any goodness in your heart, don’t check them out.

I guess the moral of this datum is that you might not be able to teach an old dog new tricks, but you can teach him to send a friend request.

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