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Tavistock NJ

Online Seniors: Tech-Savvier Than You Think


analyst firm Forrester Research, seniors ages 65 and up are probably more connected and tech-savvy than you think. Forrester found that about 60% of U.S. seniors are online. That’s about 20 million people and while this obviously means that 40% don’t care much about the Internet, those 60% who are online are tech-savvy and happily use technology to connect to their friends and family.

Online seniors, says Forrester analyst Gina Sverdlov, also highly value their mobile phones, but mostly for making calls. Only 22% of online seniors use their phones to access the Internet and only 7% of those who are online and own a mobile phone use mobile apps on a regular basis.

worth noting that there is still a massive divide between those seniors who are online and those who decide to remain offline. Here, the demographics are similar to what we’ve long seen among the general U.S. population as well: the higher your income and the longer you went to school, the more likely you are to be online.

More seniors are getting online every year.
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Honolulu, HI
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Re: Online Seniors: Tech-Savvier Than You Think

My Grandmother has been purchasing stuff off the internet since I got her hooked on AOL. In Montana back in the day AOL was the only provider. Now Qwest and I am amazed at how well she navigates around the internet -- >> Shopping sites anyway. I must agree they are very avid users of the EMAIL universe.

West Tenness
reply to FFH

Now there has got to be at least SOME percentage that is looking at porn.