Thursday, June 07, 2012

Internet Use Now the Norm among 65-plus

This was predictable: Internet use among Americans aged 65 or older has finally passed 50 percent, according to a survey by Pew Internet & American Life Project. That's because boomers are filling the age group.

Fifty-three percent of people aged 65 or older are now Internet users, says Pew, up from 41 percent in the fall of 2011--a level that had barely budged for years. The needle is finally moving because the oldest boomers (who turn 66 this year) are bringing their enthusiasm for technology into an older market that has been inexplicably resistant to the magic.

Source: Pew Internet & American Life Project, Older Adults and Internet Use

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