Social Networking for Seniors

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As more and more seniors are getting ‘wired’, they are looking for many things….among the things they’re looking for are friends, dating partners, or just plain social contact. And since the Internet is global, this gives them a chance to meet peers world-wide. There are
a few social networking sites that have millions of members, websites like Myspace, Facebook mostly are for the under 40 somethings. Yes, there some babyboomers on those too, but did you know there are websites like these just for us babyboomers and older?

This also gives family time when families are physically at a distance from each other. With e-mail, blogs and other interactive resources….keeping in touch is now as easy as clicking the mouse.

Here is a list of the more popular social networking sites geared towards the babyboomers and older people.

Eons

This social site was started by Jeff Taylor, who was the founder of the Job site: Monster.com.
This site is much like Myspace for Babyboomers. It has groups you can join, blogs to start, new friends to meet and communicate with. There are hundreds of backgrounds you can pick from for your profile. When you join, there is an automatic contact like on Myspace, but this is a lady named Suzy. And you also get an automatic group join, usually one of the new member groups. It even has a game section.

Seniorocity

This one is something like Eons, you can add music, video’s here. I’d say it is a cross between Myspace and Facebook for boomers and seniors. This has groups also, forums, etc. You can place graphics on the profiles. Like Eons, they have articles on Health issues, Money issues, etc.

Genkvetch

This site is the newcomer to the Senior Networking block. This site comes out of South Florida. They have a forum, health, entertainment sections. They have a section for jokes, recipes and video’s. Even though this is a brand new site, expect it to grow quickly as time goes on.

SeniorPassions

This networking site is mostly for dating Seniors. Many seniors have lost their spouse or divorced after years of marriage, and are ready to try again with somebody new. Dating isn’t just for the young anymore.

SassySeniors

This is another Senior dating site. It has links to the senior ads from people who are ready for the dating life. They also have articles on issues important to seniors. There are forums, gossip columns, current events, and more.

Sources:

Eons
http://www.eons.com/

Seniorocity
http://www.seniorocity.com/index.php

Genkvetch
http://www.genkvetch.com/

SeniorPassions
http://www.seniorpassions.com/

SassySeniors
http://www.sassyseniors.com/

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