|Type||Privately held company|
|Foundation date||Charlestown, Massachusetts, United States (2006 )|
|Headquarters||Emeryville, California, U.S.|
|Owner||Crew Media, LLC|
|Parent||Continuum Crew, LLC|
|Slogan(s)||Eons.com is the online community for people age 40 & beyond.|
|Type of site||Social networking service|
|Advertising||Banner ads, referral marketing, casual games|
|Users||800,000+ (registered users as of September 2011)|
|Current status||Inactive as of May 2012|
Eons.com is a social networking site for baby boomers and other internet users over age 40 looking for their own social networking "space" online, away from the more common networks and communities used by younger generations.
While most contemporary social networks and online communities these days are focused on and all about the “me” (a hallmark of the younger generations – specifically, the Millennial Generation and Generation X) the Eons community is all about the “we” – exciting newly wrought relationships and often rekindling old ones, engaging and thoughtful dialog, and an overall shared experience no matter what the topic may be. The site platform provides each member with access to a robust and popular games section, a large dedication of personal file management space for photo and video sharing, thousands of special interest groups, a dedicated blog and more. Members are also given – at times exclusively – access to timely information on health, relationships, fitness, debt, retirement and insurance.
Launched by Monster.com founder Jeff Taylor in July 2006, Eons was backed by venture capital financing from General Catalyst Partners, Sequoia Capital, Charles River Ventures, Intel Capital and Humana, Inc.
In April 2011, it was announced that Crew Media had acquired Eons, and baby boomer online advertising network Eons BOOM Media. Crew Media is owned by Continuum Crew, a San Francisco Bay area-based advertising and marketing agency that targets mature consumers. It was acquired for an undisclosed amount and the details of the agreement were not made public.
In June 2012, the site shut down and the following was posted on the EON Facebook webpage:
"To our Eons members,
We know many you have all been waiting patiently for news on the future of the site. As a team, we have been working to resolve the business issues with our service provider. We have negotiated in good faith to restore the site and move forward. Unfortunately our provider is demanding a financial commitment that we cannot make at this time. We are at an impasse. While we have worked behind the scenes to try to come up with an alternative to get the site restored, none of those have worked out either. For the foreseeable future, the site will remain down.
As Matt stated before, there is no reason to worry about your personal data; it is secure. We will continue to pursue all avenues available to bring Eons back.
To date the site remains offline.
- "Humana invests in social networking site for seniors", Bizjournals, Apr 12, 2007
- "The Coming New Face of Eons—All About Social Networking", xconomy.com, Oct 30, 2007