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Media outlets love to compile lists of impressive people under a certain age. They laud the accomplishments of fresh-faced entrepreneurs, innovators, influencers, etc., making the rest of us ooh and ahh wonder how they got so far so young.

While it's great to give credit where it's due, such early-life success lists can make folks over a certain age unnecessarily question where we went wrong in our youth—as if dreams can't come true and successes can't be had past age 30.

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Pew Report: More Seniors Use Facebook; No One Uses Second Life

There's nothing shocking about the new Pew Internet and American Life Project report, but the information speaks volumes about the way we live in...


There's nothing shocking about the new Pew Internet and American Life Project report, but the information speaks volumes about the way we live in 2010. Two trends of note are the increased presence of seniors online and the decline of blogs among young people. Here are some of the main ideas:

While the youngest generations are still significantly more likely to use social network sites, the fastest growth has come from internet users 74 and older: social network site usage for this oldest cohort has quadrupled since 2008, from 4% to 16%.

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