Facebook Overrun By Old(er) Folks

The Guardian today reports that Facebook and other social media sites are being overrun by older users... "the surest way to kill a youth trend." And sure enough, younger users are heading for the exits:

Although their love of being online shows no sign of abating, the percentage of 15- to 24-year-olds who have a profile on a social networking site has dropped for the first time - from 55% at the start of last year to 50% this year. In contrast, 46% of 25- to 34-year-olds are now regularly checking up on sites such as Facebook compared with 40% last year.

I'm not much of a Facebooker myself, but what do you think? Is Facebook overexposed and losing its "cool"?

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