Saturday, August 28, 2010

Your Grandma is on MySpace

A new report by the Pew Research Center indicates that more people aged 50 and older are joining social networks. In fact, the number has almost doubled in one year, from 22% to 42%. comScore, a digital measurement company, found almost 25 million people aged 55 and over on social networks, up from 16 million last year; 19 million people in this age group now use Facebook, up from 9 million about a year prior.

The AARP says people over 60 tend to use Google, Facebook, Yahoo!, and YouTube the most. e-Mail remains the most prevalent means of communications for older computer users, and only about 10% uses Twitter. Senior computer users are also the least likely to have broadband.

© C Harris Lynn, 2010

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