Maybe it's not fair to pick on eons, but I joined it since I was curious to see what a social networking site was like, and eons was one geared for people over 50 (original concept---they now let any age join so they have more members). What a disappointment! The level of discourse on this board is much better. They don't say much on most threads---take a look at this example on a group for people from Georgia:
Eons: Georgia Friends Group Messages
Instead of using words, they mostly just post graphics! Cutesy little illustrations, of rainbow colored unicorns and pastel kitties! And lots of glitter (scroll down and you'll see an example)---it's like these people are fixated on the glitter projects they enjoyed in kindergarten!
I received a few invitations to be people's "friends." I felt rude refusing, so I agreed and now they are pictured on my profile page and me on theirs. But I've never heard from them again! Some friendship, huh?
And don't even get me started on people's profile pages, such as :
Eons: tkam62's profile
Again, lots of glitter and graphics. Most play loud music. They never met a quarter-inch of blank space that they could tolerate---instead they make their page very busy (and to me, annoying and tacky!).
Is eons just exceptionally tragic or are all such sites like this? Where is there intelligent life online, besides here?