Facebook began as a social network site primarily for college students. It was fairly exclusive. When I signed on I had to swear in blood that I actually ministered to college students. (Something like that.) Now anyone can join; and anyone is joining. The average age of my new friends is twice the age of a traditional college student or Facebook’s founder; whichever is younger.
I think the same thing happened to Myspace when it went away from being a place for bands to display their music to the world. I gave up Myspace earlier this year.
I am still doing a considerable amount of ministry on Facebook. It is really the only way college and high school students ever contact me, but I wonder if the aging trend continues if Facebook will survive. Will college students look for an alternative?
If you do, let me know. I and some of my friends want to come along.