Johnsknight Most MySpace users are over 35?

ComScore's stats show that the social network, while growing, is growing old. Forty-one percent of its users are 35-54. Another 11 percent are older than that. The share of teens has halved since August, 2005.

Xanga users are the youngest, Facebook captures the 18-24 year olds - though that will change now that it's open for anyone - and Friendster attracts those old enough to rent cars.

Anthony Preziosi
Posted 10/06/2006 09:55:53 AM

There is a coorelation, I think. Geezers looking to flirt with teenagers and finding them on MySpace, is part of the reason for the big percentage of 35 to 54's. Sad but perhaps true. The fact that teen use has dropped since 2005 is a result of parents' awareness of geezers flirting with their kids and subsequently denying them access.

Citizen Mom
Posted 10/06/2006 12:53:15 PM

Ant'ny's got it right -- MySpace skews older because of all the Foleys out there trying to score with young girls and boys. It's like Dateline NBC waiting to happen.

Tacony Lou
Posted 10/06/2006 01:22:50 PM

I want ComScore to put in an honest day's work and tell the world how many bogus identities have been created on MySpace. When an angry 14-year-old wants to defame his teacher, do you suppose when the fake site is up the teacher's age could be 35-54?

Posted 10/06/2006 02:10:18 PM

how was this data aquired exactly. and did it account for things like fictional characters, production companies, jack daniels..things that are "100 years old" . i mean, billy the kid has a myspace... if it included these kinds of myspace profiles, it would surly skew the age range..

Posted 10/06/2006 02:18:19 PM

also, to my above comment. me and at least 3 other friends are in the age range of 29-34 and yet we have had our age as "100" did it read those as well...

Paul Burke
Posted 10/06/2006 02:30:57 PM

Good points - I would also like to add that MySpace can be anything you want it to be. If you are looking to meet someone, or if you are being skanky - however you can just as easily eliminate, delete or not accept those links. Originally MySpace started out for musicians to get exposure. I find the independent music industry is alive and well on myspace with lots of good things happening. And using your post about Chris Smither as an example - not every musician has to be 18 years old plugging into a Marshall for the first time - some of them out on MySpace are seasoned professionals. It's pretty cool what you can find out there and it's also fostering international relations. Music lovers exist across the pond you know and so do musicians. So as in life MySpace is anything the individual wants to make it - and for that I think it is an overwhelmingly positive force. But then again that's just me!

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