My husband just told me that the generation gap between him and our teen son, is less than it was between him and his father when he was a teen. I thought he was nuts, but then I saw this report from eMarketer that shows a significant rise in Facebook engagement with folks over 55.
Could Facebook be the great equalizer of all folks from 18 to 80? Less than a year ago, brand engagement for the over 55 set was less than 1 in 4 while 60% of the 18-34 group was clicking “like” on a brand page. Now, 43% of respondents in the over 55 group said they “like” a brand on Facebook and there’s every indication that the number will continue to climb. It might even climb past that of the younger users as part of a trend I bet Facebook doesn’t like.