August 8, 2005

Senior Bloggers

The Washington Post shined a spotlight on senior bloggers last week with a Health section article and an even more interesting online discussion with Ronni Bennett, author of the blog “Time Goes By.”

Pew Internet Project data suggests that bloggers over the age of 65 are quite rare. According to our January-March 2005 surveys, 27% of Americans age 65+ go online. Just 15% of these wired seniors (or just 4% of all seniors) have read a blog and only 2% of online seniors (or less than 1% of all seniors) say they have created a blog. By comparison, 66% of Americans age 18+ go online. One in four of all adult internet users say they have read a blog and 9% say they have created one.