A new report by the Pew Internet & American Life Project says that over half of the adults in America aged above 65 are very much interested in surfing the web. This breaks the myth about people over the age of 60 not liking the internet because they cannot adapt to using it. Learning to even click and browse through becomes a problem. That might be the case elsewhere, but the new Pew study proves American adults of age 65 and above adapt in using the internet.
The study also found that the adults are now using the internet more than ever before. This is a decent rate considering that 82% of the people aged 18 and above access the internet regularly and some 70% adults do so too. However, above age 75, the internet is not that common. Only 34% of the people aged above 75 use the internet. May be more than not being able to use the internet, it is the stuff that the internet offers in which they might not be so interested in.
However, the same goes for using other kinds of technology, like that of mobile. Around 70% of the senior citizens have mobile phones. But again a positive sign is that this use of mobile technology has also increased in a few years. But seeing that the years progress, those born before 1950 or 1960, which is still a modern era in terms of when the television sets starting entering people’s homes and more telephones lines got laid for people own personal connection. The study also found that those senior citizens accessing the internet are mostly doing so to use different social networking sites. Around 34% of the seniors use Facebook and Twitter and 18% of these users are thoroughly regular.
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