Update 1 Aug 2016
Epic Years - Brand new site opened on July 30, 2016
Celebrate the good times, explore new ideas and make new friends at Epic Years. If you were a member of Eons, you'll may recognize some of the members there.
Come join us as we build our social network for those 40 years and older.My favorite social networking site - Eons.com - is down for "the foreseeable future".
The main purpose of this post is to list sites where Eons folks are gathering and to link to help files that might help in recovering a few items from "cached" pages of Eons posts and blogs. I am a member at most of the sites for the time being, but I am not recommending one site over another one.
On most sites, you won't be able to view the groups that have been created or the member list without joining. I created a new email account to use when I joined the sites and did not use my regular email.
List Created in 2012 Social Networking Sites For Boomers (In Alphabetical Order):
- Buzz50 http://www.buzz50.com/ Forum style. (Found via search June 19, 2012)
- Forum Post: "Eons Social Networking site goes offline" http://www.buzz50.com/index.php/forum/2-serious-discussion/1470538-eons-social-networking-site-goes-offline
- My Boomer Place (Has two versions operated by the same owners - the old one and the upgrade)
- The Old My Boomer Place http://myboomerplace.com/
- The New My Boomer Place: http://new.myboomerplace.com/
- Ning Communities (Use software owned by Ning - subject to Ning rules and changes):
- Boomers Friending - http://boomersfriending.com/ Started in May 2012 by an Eons member. Message last visit (Dec. 6, 2012): "We apologize for the inconvenience, but Boomers is currently undergoing maintenance."
- TeeBeeDee - http://teebeedee.ning.com/
- New "Owner" http://teebeedee.ning.com/profile/EddieDingo
- Think.Be.Do (a Ning Community) http://thinkbedo.ning.com/ Quinn has posted that Think.Be.Do will close December 31, 2012. Eons members who settled there are looking for another place to settle.
- Not Over the Hill (NOTH) social networking site (According to an Eons member whose opinion I respect, the software used is phpfox): http://notoverthehill.com/
- Update 1 Aug 2016: There is a glitch there now that affects a few groups. It began on one person's group in 2015 and wouldn't allow any new posts to be made in the group. It later moved to a new group I tried to start in July, 2016 and to a 2nd group I tried to create to take its place. Then it moved to a testing group I had had there from 2012. It also affected one other group that has been inactive for a year or so. No other groups seem to be affected.
- Spruz Communities (Use software owned by Spruz - subject to Spruz rules and changes):
- Boomerville - http://boomerville.spruz.com/ (group started by an Eons member)
Social Networking Sites for All Ages Where Eons Members Meet:
- Facebook (Gathering Places)
- Page: EonsInc (Controlled by Eons) http://www.facebook.com/EonsInc
- FB group: BABYBOOMERS https://www.facebook.com/groups/269683643130363/
- FB group: Eons Friends https://www.facebook.com/groups/117156491727433/
- FB group: Eons Groups on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/323210444422998/
The above links are sites where Eons folks have joined. There may be more sites where Eons folks may be located and links will be added as they become known. Personally, I'd suggest having at least two "homes". You never know when a site might go down.
Eons Members Blogs:
- Boomers Play http://boomersplay.blogspot.com/2012/06/my-favorite-social-networking-site-eons.html (My blog created to list sites where members are gathering:- )
- Ticket2Heaven's blog: http://ticket2heaven2009.blogspot.com/
Help Pages or Info
- Finding Blogs and Posts Using Google Search and Cached Pages
- HonestJohn shared this link with me. If you are looking for some of your blogs on Eons, you might be able to find them via this link on the WayBack Machine site. It lists around 900 blogs that can be found there: http://wayback.archive.org/web/*/http://www.eons.com/blogs/entries/*