Monday, June 01, 2009

Are Baby Boomers Killing Facebook and Twitter?

When baby boomers adopt a new technology, it almost instantly becomes mainstream - simply because of the sheer numbers of the demographic. And because of the nature of "boomers," anything they adopt is prone to becoming politicized and commercialized.

At the same time, younger generations are the creators and early adopters of these same tools. How are the two groups co-existing online? What new kind of generation gap is emerging as 20-somethings and their parents are sharing digital space, but with different goals and values in tow?

Read this article for a discussion of how the baby boomer generation is affecting the landscape of social networking.

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