A new report from comScore today says 51.6 percent of MySpace users in August were over 35. Given MySpace’s reputation, we were as surprised as many other bloggers who assumed MySpace is for the young’uns.
We called Fox Interactive spokesperson Ann Burkart to ask if comScore is off the deep end on this one, and she said the numbers are actually totally accurate with what MySpace is seeing internally. According to comScore, the 35+ crowd makes up a growing portion of the site, having been about 39.5 percent a year ago. Burkart’s explanation is that as MySpace expands it is becoming more representative of the population as a whole. Well…another common assumption — that the old people on MySpace are pervs — should probably go down the drain as well, or these figures are a sad comment on human nature.