Yahoo News reports on a new social networking service aimed at the over-50 crowd, one of the richest and most powerful group of online players and payers.
A social networking Web site for Americans aged 50-plus went live on Monday — complete with an online obituary database that sends out alerts when someone you may know dies and that plans to set up a do-it-yourself funeral service.
Instead of career and school sections, Eons.com has interactive games to build brain strength, news on entertainment and hobbies for older people, a personalized longevity calculator and tips to live longer.
Fascinating. According to the article, about 44 million of the 86 million Americans aged over 50, who also control 67% of the wealth are online. They are only starting to discover the social interactive nature of the web. The over 50 crowd is the hot demographics today.
These are people who have something to say about the world. Blogging would be wonderful for them.
I wonder if Matt is talking to them and other similar social sites for the over-50 crowd about WordPressMU? With the rousing success of WordPress.com, it’s proof positive of a successful blogging community. They should, don’t you think?
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