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Jun 6, 2012Kathryn Zickuhr, Mary Madden
For the first time, half of American adults ages 65 and older are online.
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More in: Seniors, Social Networking, Broadband
Americans age 65+ are among the least likely groups to go online, but once online, they are enthusiastic emailers and information searchers.
Oct 21, 2013Kathryn Zickuhr
While seniors account for almost half of offline adults overall, age isn't the whole story.
More in: Digital Divide, Seniors
Oct 21, 2013Mary Madden
The current state/future direction of research looking at older adults and tech use
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Anita Creamer, Sacramento Bee
Aug 25, 2013
Pew Internet & American Life Project figures show that slightly more than half of people age 65 and older use the Internet – and 43 percent of them regularly connect with family members and friends on social networking sites.
Those numbers drop si...
More in: Seniors, Generations
Paula Span, New York Times
May 3, 2013
Several years ago Garrison Phillips, a retired actor, bought himself a Dell computer. He soon recognized that he didn’t know what to do with it. “I needed instruction,” he told me in an interview conducted — perhaps surprisingly — by e-mail. “The tec...
Apr 8, 2013
Older adults hit a digital milestone last year: For the first time since the Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project began conducting surveys, a majority (53 percent) of people over age 65 used the Internet. The proportion has since ...
Jen Weigel, Chicago Tribune
Oct 9, 2012
My mother recently announced a desire to join Facebook. While at first the thought of my 65-year-old mom "poking" people or "liking" things scared me, I soon realized this could be a good thing. And according to a Pew Internet Project Tracking Surv...
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Sep 15, 2012Lee Rainie
Lee Rainie will describe the Project’s research about those 65 and older use of technology
Stan Alcorn, NPR
Jul 12, 2012
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Facebook started as a social network for college students. But now that anyone can join, here's a status update: Many of its newest members are senior citizens.
At 101 yea...
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Jessica Tully, USA Today
Jun 23, 2012
Nugent says he wants to stay connected with his four daughters and grandchildren.
Mary Madden, senior research specialist at the Pew Research Center, says Nugent's reasoning is common.
A recent Pew survey found that people younger than 5...
Agence France Presse
Jun 7, 2012
It's taken a while, but a majority of Americans aged 65 and older are now finally using the Internet or email, according to the results of a Pew Research Center poll released Wednesday.
Reporting its findings, Pew's Internet research unit said 53 ...
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of Americans ages 16 and older say they have a library card.
The Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project is one of seven projects that make up the Pew Research Center. The Center is supported by The Pew Charitable Trusts.
The Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project is one of seven projects that make up the Pew Research Center. The Center is supported by The Pew Charitable Trust.