Pipl is a ‘deep web’ people search engine. Their 5 facts about social networking sites based on data collected in November & December 2007 is interesting.
The women are younger, the men are older
Bebo and Xanga have the youngest crowd
MySpace is still the largest, by far
European, Asians and South American members are getting younger
More women on MySpace, more men on Hi5
You are able to filter their data by location, gender, site, etc. Their methodology is posted here and they do have some notations about their Facebook data – namely, they don’t have it. I hadn’t even heard of Hi5.
If the age distribution charts don’t rock your world, then maybe this little slice of humor I received from my colleague Richard Nantel will.