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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.
Joshua Brockman, NPR
Aug 27, 2010
Grandma is posting a photo on Facebook.
Grandpa is looking for former colleagues on LinkedIn.
And more and more people ages 50 and older are joining social networks, according to a new ...
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Steve Evans, BBC's Americana
Jul 18, 2010
Presenter Stephen Evans crunches the numbers with Susannah Fox of The Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project and technology guru Megan McCarthy. They discuss what it is that Americans explore, accomplish and build when they spend hour...
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May 1, 2010
Our May 2010 survey contains questions about wireless internet use, broadband adoption and attitudes, adult text messaging habits and the use of mobile phone applications.
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Jan 13, 2010Susannah Fox
38% of adults age 65 and older go online, a significantly lower rate of adoption than the general population (74%).
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Eric A. Taub, New York Times
Oct 28, 2009
Some of the highest growth rates in broadband use are happening among the elderly. The Pew Research Center found that broadband use for those 65 and older increased from 19 percent in May 2008 to 30 percent in April 2009. Since 2005, broadband use ha...
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Bob Moos, The Dallas Morning News
Oct 12, 2009
Eighty-three-year-old Virgil Heidbrink has found what he thinks is the perfect place to retire. He's met many interesting people there. Every day, they share their life stories and favorite jokes. And he's convinced that the new social connections ar...
Sep 10, 2009Amanda Lenhart
Representatives from the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, the Pew Internet & American Life Project and the U.S. Internet Industry Association (USIIA) will discuss the new communities coming online in record numbers in the United State...
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Frederic Lardinois, ReadWriteWeb
Aug 27, 2009
Even though baby boomers make up more than one quarter of all US Internet users, and even though the majority of this group spends over five hour per week online, a new survey by Burst Media found that only 14% of boomers feel that the content on the...
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John D. Sutter, CNN.com
Apr 13, 2009
While online social networks like Facebook, Twitter and MySpace are known hang-outs for younger adults and teenagers, older generations in recent months have been taking to the medium at a faster rate than any other age group, according to industry r...
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Sam Hassan, New America Media
Mar 8, 2009
A recently launched nationwide program will aim to help elderly Latino/Americans get comfortable in cyberspace in an effort to overcome one of the widest gaps in the so-called "digital divide" between those who are able to access and use the Internet...
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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.