-Lolcows are mostly young because of the higher rates of autism in younger generations (though this is disputed) and/or because society has changed in a way that fails to discourage cow behavior like previous generations may have. I think this might have something to do with it but the Historical Lolcows thread shows that there have always been cows.
What happen to lolcows when they age?
What happen to your dreams when you age?
Lolcows go where dreams go when time passes. Nowhere.
2. The guy who wrote creepy fan fiction about Gadget from Chip and Dale Rescue Rangers. (Yes, I know that there are a lot of them, but this guy went above and beyond; we might have had a thread on him, too.)
ED's not working for me for some reason. Is this the one whose kids bought this guy's granddaughter a Gadget costume for Halloween? Because I recall that happening.
I'd say firstly the newness of the Internet is a major factor for the reasons listed above.
Secondly, I think it's directly linked to self-perception with age. Basically, when you're in your teens, you think you can pretty much rule the world. You will be an immortal billionaire rockstar drowning in sex. You think your opinion not only matters, but is better than anyone else's. Thank God the world has you. Then you get older and you start to develop a more realistic perception of yourself. In the case of lolcows, when the illusion disintegrates, there are two ways they can go. They can grow up, snap out of it and make a life for themselves, in which case they are no longer lolcows and probably are too busy to dick around on the Internet. Or they become depressed and unmotivated because they come to realise that it's never going to get better and their lives are screwed up, and so they stop posting (or at least, stop being funny).
I'm exaggerating for effect, you young whippersnapper. Also, get off my lawn.Maybe it's just me being closer to my teenage years than the adults who have already gone past 30, but I don't think teens actually think that way? I've never once met a teenager who actually thinks that their opinion is the most important or that they're super awesome or anything, unless they already have an inherently large ego that will likely continue into adulthood. It seems like a lot of the adult dislike of teenagers and their "bad attitudes" is a pushback against teens finally reaching an age at which they begin to question the world and authority figures instead of simply following them like they're wise sages.