Readers have emailed wondering why I haven’t commented on the demise of TeeBeeDee. It’s because I’ve said everything I have to say about these sites – in numerous posts over the years and in my book.
In a Wall Street Journal blog the founder of TeeBeeDee is interviewed:
Wolaner added that no other companies have successfully figured out this space.
Web pundits are drooling over social networking sites. While this business model is successful and will continue to be, I’m not convinced that people over fifty really care about la-de-da virtual socializing. There has to be a reason to join and hang out other than simply being a Baby Boomer. Sites that center around specific interests like gardening, politics, health, travel, dating, food, art, sports, real estate, education, grandparenting, volunteering, mentoring, etc. will attract a 50+ base. But few want or need to simply hop online and proclaim,“Hello! I’m Joe and I’m a Baby Boomer!”
And TeeBeeDee was one of the better ones.