Dear Pew Research Center

Dear Pew Research Center,

I just read your new report [new link] and I’m sorry for skewing your data. I turned 50 early this year and three weeks ago I joined Twitter. Apparently quite a few of us have been moving from the 30 to 49 age bracket into the 50 to 64 age bracket and upping the social media usage in the older group.

On a typical day, 6% of online adults ages 50-64 make Twitter a part of their routine, up from the 1% who did so in 2009.

And now I’m launching a blog. Oh, it’s all too much! Your demographic data is going to be skewed again next year. (All those people born in 1961? Sorry, I can’t do much about that. Well, maybe I could un-follow them on Twitter….)

Hey, if it helps I hardly ever visit Facebook anymore. The games got boring and I’m tired of tweaking my privacy settings every time the site adds a new feature. But I’m not giving up LinkedIn. Sorry.


PS: It’s 2020, ten years later, and I want you to know I quit Facebook in 2015, but I’ve joined Mastodon.

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