New research study shows increased internet usage among Americans over the age of 65

Published On: June 12th, 2012By Categories: Blog

via Long-Term Living Magazine
Believe it or not, the internet isn’t just for the tech-saavy and young; but also for the young-at-heart.  According to a new research study conducted by Pew Internet & American Life Project, 53% of American adults, 65 and over, are using the internet or email; and nearly one third of these are using  social networking sites.  This is a milestone for this age group who, until recently, had seen very little growth in internet usage.

86% of internet users age 65 and older use email, with 48% doing so on a typical day.

This new surge of web-saavy elders are prompting major brands to market products and services catered to these individuals.
Read the full research results here.
Are you, or do you know of an elder who is using the internet as part of a daily routine?  Tell us about it!