Senior Social Net Eons Trimming Staff

It’s looking like a quick reversal of fortune at Eons, the social networking site for seniors started by founder Jeff Taylor. According to Mass High Tech, the company has just recently laid off 24 employees, or about one third of its total staff (via Xconomy). The company has raised $32 million in VC money, including $22 million back in March. Now that it’s slimmed down, the company now plans to focus more directly on its social networking tools and its community, jettisoning certain features, like obits and travel, which were more intensive. Eons faces competition in going after this demographic from a number of sites, including Boomertown and Rezoom.