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5 Social Networking Sites for Baby Boomers

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MySpace

Conventional wisdom tells us MySpace, even more so than places like LinkedIn and Facebook, is exclusively a kid thing, with its totally customizable profile pages that are so often, well, "colorful," and its deep connection to the new-music world.

As is so often the case, this wisdom is not entirely correct.

Over-55 users are a strong presence on MySpace, holding well over 3 million accounts at the start of 2011and making up 5 percent of total users [source: SMT]. And who says Baby Boomers don't care about new music, anyway? Or getting into discussions with the under-30 set? Mixing with the youth can help keep you vital, and Baby Boomers, as a group, are pretty set on that.

While MySpace is a social space where Boomers can feel at home and experiment with new skills, it may not be the place where most of their friends are hanging out. That would probably be Facebook …

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