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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, gamers, and information searchers.
Jul 21, 2008Susannah Fox
Pew Internet Project data is quoted in an AP story about how John McCain is not a frequent internet user, so I thought I'd highlight some sources for people who want to explore the numbers for themselves.
More in: Digital Divide, Seniors, Broadband
Jul 9, 2008Susannah Fox, Jessica Vitak
Three "thermometers" of access show the disparities among various groups when it comes to internet access, cell phone use, and broadband access at home.
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Feb 20, 2008Susannah Fox, Jessica Vitak
The Pew Internet & American Life Project has created three "thermometers" of digital access: internet, cell phone, and home broadband connections.
Priyanka Dayal, Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Sep 19, 2007
The first time Doris M. Scarborough, 74, sat in front of a computer, she didn’t know where to put her hands.
“I didn’t know how to turn it on,” she said. “I used to squeeze the mouse so much it was sweating in my hand. I didn’t know I could just h...
More in: Seniors
Aug 6, 2007Susannah Fox
This just in: "The Internet appears to be a double-edged sword, assisting in the search for health care information for the poor and elderly while magnifying existing gaps based on other factors."
More in: Health, Digital Divide, Seniors
Jun 28, 2007Susannah Fox
Older adults are less likely than younger adults to go online, but there are exceptions -- those who "feel" and "do" younger than their chronological age.
More in: Seniors, Libraries, Technology User Types
Jun 22, 2007Susannah Fox
Older adults are still the least likely group to have basic internet access and broadband access at home. However, information specialists can design outreach plans that are targeted at certain groups dominated by people age 50+.
More in: Technology User Types, Seniors
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...
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...
More in: Generations, Seniors
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of adult internet users post original photos or videos online that they themselves have created. We call them creators.
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.