Eons is split into 9 section - People, Fun, Love, Money, Body, Lifepath, Obits, Games and Travel. The site really has a lot going on (maybe too much). It has Digg-like news sections, blogs, a social network, obituaries, games, financial advice and more. We’re not sure what to call it, but we’ll stick with “social network” for now. The company says it’s “all about celebrating life on the flipside of 50.”
We find it a little strange that they display the Obits and Games links right next to each other. But hey, when you get bored playing your favorite game, just click the next link over and you can see which of your friends have died recently!
The site is free to use, but features ads from places like funeral homes, medicare and netflix (?).
As Michael Arrington wrote, “It’s too much to throw at people at once, and this age group is perfectly capable of using Yahoo for a portal, Vox for a blogging platform, etc. I would have started out with just the Myspace angle and added functionality from there as users grew, a model that has worked well for many other startups. Do one thing better than everyone else.”