May 23rd, 2008 by Bob Bly
In another breathless Fast Company column about social media and high-tech toys, Robert Scoble got excited about some gizmo that made it easier for him to access Facebook.
I e-mailed him and asked him, in all sincerity, why he — given that he is an adult — or anyone else long out of diapers would care about Facebook?
According to an article in eM+C (6/08, p. 17), 87% of U.S. Facebook users are age 30 or younger.
Honestly, I would have expected the statistic to be that 100% of Facebook users are age 20 or under.
I cannot for the life of me understand why any rational adult — aside from pedophiles looking to set up their next felony encounter, or bored, unemployed young adults living in their parents’ basement — would spend one second on Facebook.
I hope Scoble will clear this up for me. But if not, and you use Facebook, can you?
I just don’t see the appeal or value.
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