We’ve talked before about how your church can use MySpace and other social networking sites to connect with people, whether it’s connecting your congregants or giving visitors a preview, but some interesting new stats prove that social networking sites aren’t just for the youngsters. While MySpace.com (the runaway hit with 82% of traffic in the category) is perceived [and vilified] as the online hangout for teens, 87% of users today are 18 or older. If that’s not shocking enough, 52% are 35 or older, which means the majority of users on the youthful MySpace are, well, old. And it’s still seeing 230,000 people sign up every day.
For churches it should be clear that MySpace is no longer a tool for youth groups or young adult ministries. It’s something the whole church should consider. (link via churchrelevance)