Older Adults and Internet Use. (Pew Research, 6/6/2012)
Excerpt: As of April 2012, 53% of American adults age 65 and older use the internet or email. Though these adults are still less likely than all other age groups to use the internet, the latest data represent the first time that half of seniors are going online. After several years of very little growth among this group, these gains are significant.
- Once online, most seniors make internet use a regular part of their lives.
- After age 75, internet and broadband use drops off significantly.
- Seven in ten seniors own a cell phone, up from 57% two years ago.
- One in three online seniors uses social networking sites like Facebook and LinkedIn.