In the last six months, the number of high school and college students using Facebook has declined 16.5 and 21.7 percent respectively, while the numbers of users over the age of 55 has shot up 513.7 percent, according to iStrategy


Are young people switching to new social networking sites? Has Twitter become a Facebook to Facebook’s MySpace? Is the study fundamentally flawed, or are the numbers simply skewed because the kids are on summer break?

There has been a lot of controversy about iStrategyLabs’ findings, but they’re interesting, nonetheless.

Incidentally, while this study was circulating through the Webs, we had a large group (50+) of French telecommunications students at L’Atelier today. To a one, they are all on Facebook.

None are on Twitter.

By Mark Alvarez