Friday, December 26, 2008
Here are the top thirty social networking sites for Baby Boomers (1946-1964)... according to the DirectMarketingObservations.com website. Their appeal and usability vary all over the place but the most outstanding ones appear to be the following three in particular, reZOOM, BOOMj and BoomerGirl. The links are listed below:
28. http://www.MapleAndLeek.com (UK)
29. http://www.GrownUps.co.nz (NZ)
30. http://www.Wanobe.com (UK)
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Another boomer turns 50 every 8.5 seconds. WOW! Is that possible? The year 1957 was the "peak" year for the number of births in the U.S. Now using data from 50 years ago - 1958 - when 4,255,000 boomers were born:Let's suppose that some of them have not made it this far, so let's round it down to 4,000,000. (That's just an estimate). So, a bit more than 4,000,000 will turn 50 in 2008. Here is the breakdown of people turning 50 in 2008:
|per hour (10.6 k / 24):||456|
Those born at the early end of the spectrum were in our early 20s by 1970. The deaths of President Kennedy, Bobby Kennedy, and Dr. Martin Luther King; the Vietnam war and related protests; and the Watergate scandal... all made deep impressions on us.
At the other end, those born after 1959 have no direct recollection of the assassination of President Kennedy; they were not yet listening to rock music by the time the Beatles broke up. They were much more likely to use illegal drugs.... often to a great and disturbing excess. And they were never subjected to the military draft. So any attempt to lump us all together probably won't work. There is much that ties us together, but also much that separates us.
Many of us are committed to marriage and are still happily married to our high school sweethearts. And many of us have been married and divorced... more than once. We are the generation that pushed the divorce rate up to 50%... and made it seem "normal" and thus acceptable.
Many of us went to work for a company, worked our way up the ladder, and are now enjoying the fruits of our labors. We will retire in a few years, and live a life of leisure, or embark on a second career. But many of us are entrepreneurs, and have never worked for a big company. Many of us plan never to retire.