Generations 2010: Trends in online activities
A “heat map” showing major trends in how different generations of online Americans use the internet over time.
Updated: Change in internet access by age group, 2000-2010
Internet adoption over the past 10 years: 93% of teens ages 12-17 go online, as do 95% of young adults ages 18-29. Seventy-nine percent of all adults ages 18 and older go online.
Reputation management and social media: Our digital footprints
What we think others can see about us online
Use of cell phone for pictures and video popular across age groups
The percentage of teen cell phone owners who have done the following activities with their cell phones, by age.
Teen and Young Adult Internet Use
A new Pew Internet Project report reveals that 93% of teens ages 12‐17 go online, as do 93% of young adults ages 18‐29. Three quarters (74%) of all adults ages 18 and older go online. Over the past ten years, teens and young adults have been consistently the two groups most likely to go online, even as the internet population has grown and even with documented larger increases in certain age cohorts (e.g. adults 65 and older).
Change in internet access by age group, 2000-2009
93% of teens ages 12-17 go online, as do 93% of young adults ages 18-29. One quarter (74%) of all adults ages 18 and older go online.
Portrait of a Twitter user: Status update demographics
Some 19% of internet users now say they use Twitter or another service to share updates about themselves, or to see updates about others. This represents a significant increase over previous surveys in December 2008 and April 2009, when 11% of inter…
Adults on Social Network Sites, 2005-2009
The percentage of adult internet users on social network sites from 2005-2009. From Amanda Lenhart’s presentation, The Democratization of Online Social Networks.
Social networking site users younger than overall internet population
The proportion of age groups in the SNS population compared to its representation in the overall internet population for 2005 and 2009.
The Mobile Difference – Tech User Types
This table summarizes how the groups use ICTs and group members’ attitudes about them.