by Mike Connery, Sat Oct 07, 2006 at 02:06:30 PM EDT
Cross-posted at Future Majority
By now there is a standard story about social networks and politics. It goes something like "Young people congregate on MySpace and other social networks. If politicians want to tap the power of the youth vote that emerged in '04, they need a presence on these networks. This is starting to happen, and FaceBook and MySpace administrators are actively facilitating it."
But who really is on social networks? A new study suggests that social networking isn't just for young people. In fact, it's mostly for folks over 34.