The Facebook Demographic

Wyatt from our very own PRODUCT  MUSINGS shared a couple of great articles with me today that take a look at some of the changing demographics at Facebook.  Both posts find that Facebook’s original demographic of college-aged users is growing at a slower pace than other demographics (no big surprise there since the system was originally JUST for college-aged users).  However, what’s worth noting is the growth Facebook is seeing in other areas…and that the college-aged population is STILL growing, just not as fast as before.

Ben Lorica writes at O’Reilly Radar, “Among the major Facebook age segments, the fastest
growing are teens (13-17) and young (26-34) to middle-age (35-44)
professionals, with the growth in teens driven by non-U.S. markets.”

Meanwhile, the Inside Facebook blog also points out the networks growing presence in non-U.S. markets.