“Why isn’t there a ‘Kids’ Day?” is the question I heard from my fifteen-year-old daughter this week.  Doesn’t she know that her older brothers and all kids in the entire world that have ever asked this question before always get the same answer…”Every day is ‘Kids Day’!”

 

Happy Mother’s Day, Real Estate Moms!  I hope you all have plans to enjoy your day!

 

The other day, my daughter walked into my office and exclaimed with surprise, “Mom!  You’re on Facebook!”  She thought Facebook was only for kids.  Not anymore.  The fastest growing demographic on Facebook is those 35 years old and older.  Facebook, is no long, just for kids.

 

How about you?  Which Social Media sites are you on?  Facebook? MySpace? Active Rain? Linked In? Others?

 

I first joined Facebook when my son’s girlfriend invited me to join.  I didn’t do anything with it for years.  Then, about six months ago my brother found me on it and asked me to be his friend.  He did tell me that he thought it was pretty disgraceful that he made up 50 percent of my “friends” and that he was my brother so he didn’t even really count!  I decided it was time that I checked out this Social Media craze starting with Facebook.

 

According to Wikipedia, “Mark Zuckerberg founded Facebook with fellow computer science major students and his roommates Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes while he was a student at Harvard University.  Website membership was initially limited to Harvard students, but was expanded to other colleges in the Boston area, the Ivy League, and Stanford University.  It later expanded further to include any university student, then high school students, and, finally, to anyone aged 13 and over. The website currently has more than 200 million active users worldwide.”

 

Even Oprah is now on Facebook!

 

Founded in February 2004, Facebook is a social utility that helps people communicate more efficiently with their friends, family and coworkers. The company develops technologies that facilitate the sharing of information through the social graph, the digital mapping of people’s real-world social connections. Anyone can sign up for Facebook and interact with the people they know in a trusted environment.

 

As of May 2009 there are:

  • More than 200 million active users
  • More than 100 million users log on to Facebook at least once each day
  • More than two-thirds of Facebook users are outside of college
  • Average user has 120 friends on the site
  • More than 3.5 billion minutes are spent on Facebook each day (worldwide)
  • More than 20 million users update their statuses at least once each day
  • More than 4 million users become fans of Pages each day

But, how about you?  How do you use Facebook and why?  Do you use it to keep connected with family, friends and clients?  To locate old classmates?  To network? What?  Please comment and let me know how you are using Facebook or other Social Media.  Or click on my Social Media Links on my websitehttp://www.CheriAlguire.com and message me that way.

 

I look forward to connecting with you on Social Media and sharing more about how real people use it in their business and in their life.