Older adults and internet use
For the first time, half of American adults ages 65 and older are online.
Speaking the language of the next generation
How the Millennials Generation consumes, produces, and shares information
A closer look at generations and cell phone ownership
Eighty-five percent of Americans age 18 and older own a cell phone, and one-third (33%) of those who do not own a cell phone live in a household with at least one working mobile phone. This means that overall, overall, 90% of all adults live in a hou…
Generations and their gadgets
While many devices have become popular across generations, younger adults are leading the way in increased mobility, preferring laptops to desktops and using their cell phones for a variety of functions.
Generations 2010: What different generations do online
An at-a-glance guide to how different generations of online Americans use the internet.
Generations 2010: Trends in online activities
A “heat map” showing major trends in how different generations of online Americans use the internet over time.
Major trends in how different generations of Americans use the internet
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.
Cell phones and American adults
Adults make just as many calls, but text less often than teens. Americans say their mobile phones make them feel safer and more connected, but are irritated by cell intrusions and rudeness by other users.
Older Adults and Social Media
Social networking use among internet users ages 50 and older nearly doubledâ€”from 22% in April 2009 to 42% in May 2010.