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February 3, 2009

screenhunter_02-feb-03-21441Looking to join a new group on Facebook ?  I just created “Karen’s Avon Walk for Breast Cancer” to see if Social Media will lead to donations to my NY Avon Walk this year.  So far there are 11 people who have joined the group.

In the past year, Facebook has experienced explosive growth especially in the boomer population.  What was once the playground of the college set has become a preferred method of communication for us older folks.  One of my favorite causes on FB is Moms whose kids are embarassed that they have a Facebook with 3,200 members.

The fastest growing demographic on Facebook – Women over 55, growing by an astounding 175.3% since the end of September 2008.  OK, so I don’t quite fit into that group yet, but I’m not that far behind.

Interesting statistics – Over the past year:

1)  The 35-54 year old demo is growing fastest, with a 276.4% growth rate.

2) The 55+ demo is not far behind with a 194.3% growth rate.

3) The 25-34 year population on Facebook is doubling every 6 months.

4) There are more females (55.7%) than males (42.2%) on Facebook – 2.2% are of unknown gender.


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