Elderly Americans Logging Online
Following several years of little to no growth in broadband adoption rates, a new Pew Research Center study shows that over half (53%) of people 65 and older are using the Internet for surfing or e-mail. Although senior citizens still lag the larger population, 82% of whom are online, the study marks the first time that the majority of the demographic utilizes the Internet. Calling the gains “significant,” more than one third (34%) of these older Americans are using their online connection to socialize through Facebook and other sites. Additionally, over two-thirds of seniors have a cell phone, and one in 10 say they have a smart phone.
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