new, detailed info graphic about Internet usage by the elderly is both interesting and illuminating. Along with the expected findings are a few surprises.
Here are some takeaways I put together after reviewing the whole piece from medalerthelp.org…
- Internet usage by elderly adults (age 65+) was 14% in 2000. It’s 67% today and 82% if you combine baby boomers (people born between 1946 and 1964). Today’s seniors are totally wired (and wireless)!
- Internet usage is high with seniors but trust factor is low. Only 33% believe the Internet is most trusted source for news and other types of information.
- Most popular daily online activities for people aged 60+ …
- Most popular: Send or read email 91% and using a search engine: 70%
- Least popular: Using Craigslist 12% and participating in online auctions 8%
- 62% of seniors check email by smartphone! (surprise to me, I thought it would be desktop computer)
- Device adoption by age: surprise – more people aged 70+ have adopted smartphones (75%) vs. people aged 60-69 (73%) and is only slightly lower adoption than people aged 50-59 (78%).
- People aged 70+ are the largest users of e-reader devices.
Take a gander at all the interesting info compiled and graphically rendered thanks to medalerthelp.org…
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