A wonderful place to just be me. And the freedom to say what I feel and think with adults my age and not teenagers or kids.
San Francisco, Calif. (PRWEB) December 23, 2008
TeeBeeDee (http://www.tbd.com), a social network for adults 40+ who believe life is still to be determined, offers insights and advice directly from TeeBeeDee members. As consumers tighten belt buckles, Boomers looking for free entertainment are flocking to established social networks like TeeBeeDee. Since the spring, the company has seen continued 20% growth month after month. And in December, the company reached an important milestone: 100,000 members.
In a recent discussion, Boomers shared what TBD means to them -- and the answers ranged from serious to hilarious:
"TBD has given me the opportunity to realize that there are a lot of people like me who struggle every day with issues big and small. It brings out the compassion in me, makes me humble when I should be, and lifts me up when I need it. I lost what friends I had in my divorce, so the chance to interact with my own peer group, however superficial, means a lot to me. I have found people here who I wish I could chat with over coffee, or go out and have a drink or two. It's been a long time since I felt that way..."
"TBD is the 'friend store'. You go in and shop around... play with all the friends... pick out some special ones you like the best... you don't even have to go through the checkout line."
"A wonderful place to just be me. And the freedom to say what I feel and think with adults my age and not teenagers or kids."
"I've been blown away by the range of topics here, and the eloquence and dare I say 'authenticity' and heartfelt writing. TBD has exceeded my expectations."
"Mostly I like the fact that if something comes up in my life TBD is a great place to get that 3rd opinion. So in all TBD has been a positive place for me... I'm so glad I found you TBD"
"TBD to me is Facebook without all the incredibly annoying applications, and the equally annoying teenagers."
Although TeeBeeDee now has more traffic than any other boomer-specific network (according to QuantCast), founder Robin Wolaner points to a larger trend: "We know Facebook is growing in this demographic too. It makes sense that in a time of economic stress, people gravitate to the free entertainment and support provided by social networks." She adds, "Of course, we love hearing from our members on why they prefer TBD: 'Even though Facebook is more "adult" than MySpace, I still feel rather like an old fossil there. Sure, diversity is nice, but sometimes I'd rather talk to people from my own general age group... and yet, I'm not quite AARP age.'"
TeeBeeDee is a leading destination for the Boomer generation, typically described as adults between 44 and 64 years old. Boomers represent over 77 million people in the U.S. and are one of the fastest growing segments online. Boomers are embracing social networks like TeeBeeDee in greater numbers because they can meet new friends and learn from people with similar life experiences. At TeeBeeDee, Boomers come together to share and discuss their passions across a wide variety of topics, such as pets, cooking, travel, family, and genealogy. It is also the place where Boomers ask questions and receive advice on careers, finance, family, health, relationships, sex over 40, friendships, and much more.
TeeBeeDee is a social network for people 40+ who know that life is still To Be Determined. TeeBeeDee is the place where people who have lived a little meet to re-invigorate their lives with new friendships and make the most of life's "second half." TeeBeeDee's social networking platform includes groups, discussions, private messaging, Q&A, profiles, quizzes, polls, alerts, tags, photos, and original editorial content. At TeeBeeDee, Boomers come together to share and discuss their passions across a wide variety of interests such as pets, cooking, travel, family, and genealogy. It is also the place where Boomers ask questions and receive advice on topics as varied as careers, finance, family, health, relationships, sex over 40, and much more. For more information visit http://www.tbd.com.