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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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Americans age 65+ are among the least likely groups to go online, but once online, they are enthusiastic emailers and information searchers.
Nov 14, 2006Susannah Fox
Any system being designed for consumers should take advantage of two trends: the centrality of search and the importance of peer advice (whether via email, social networking sites, blogs, or other emerging technologies). Both trends are likely to gro...
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Apr 11, 2006Susannah Fox
Older internet users may be easy targets for viruses, spyware and the like. Younger internet users take more chances online, but they also take more precautions.
Hiawatha Bray, The Boston Globe
Apr 1, 2006
As more members of the baby boom generation near retirement, experts foresee a surging number of older Internet users... But experts say there's a shortage of Internet resources tailored to the needs and interests of older people. Fox noted that many...
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Mar 9, 2006Susannah Fox
New analysis of surveys conducted by the Pew Internet Project and the AARP indicate that younger people are more likely to take action to avoid software intrusions and to prevent identity fraud.
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Jan 23, 2006Deborah Fallows
I recently helped my parents enroll in their new Medicare prescription drug plans using the Medicare.gov website...
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Jan 22, 2006Susannah Fox, Mary Madden
Internet users ages 12 to 28 years old have embraced the online applications that enable communicative, creative, and social uses. Internet users ages 29 to 69 years old are more likely to engage in online activities that require some capital.
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Jan 17, 2006Susannah Fox
A review of data from the U.S., UK, and Australia finds that the internet has the potential to bring isolated seniors into closer contact with the wired world.
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Oct 17, 2005Susannah Fox
In ten years, the Baby Boomers will age into the 65+ demographic and change everything about the "wired senior" group, but a great many offline Americans may be with us for years to come.
Jun 7, 2005
This data set includes questions about spyware, adware, and related computer problems. Data set also includes questions asked of non-internet users about why they do not go online.
More in: Safety, Generations, Digital Divide, Seniors
Mar 16, 2005Susannah Fox
26% of Americans age 65+ go online.
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Mary MaddenUniversity of Michigan
Lee RainieOsher Lifelong Learning Institute
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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.