Much has been made in the tech and social media news circles regarding Facebook’s eventual demise because teenagers don’t make up a large group on the social network. Brittany Darwell, co-editor of sister site Inside Facebook, wrote that just because teenagers aren’t on Facebook now doesn’t mean that they won’t sign up in the future.
Facebook is the big bang in the universe of social networking. Sure, MySpace and LiveJournal had slightly better than primordial existences before the days of Mark Zuckerberg, but they never held a candle to Facebook’s massive user base, and they weren’t nearly as ubiquitous as the social network quickly became.
Who is on Facebook? That’s what Web monitoring service Pingdom wanted to know. We know that Facebook users span all ages, from teens to seniors, but Pingdom wanted to find out what the demographic breakdown is on the social network (as well as other social media sites). The company found out that most Facebook users are actually 35 or older.