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Social Networks Exhibit Senior Appeal

Publié par Clifford Armion le 13/09/2010

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Alex Mindlin

"In the last year, social networking services have nearly doubled in popularity among online Americans over 50, while they made virtually no inroads among those ages 18 to 29, according to a report published by the Pew Internet and American Life Project. That spike in popularity includes those over 65 years old, who were twice as likely this year as last to say that they used such services.

"The Pew report suggested a few reasons for the spike, beyond the fact that older people are slower overall to adopt technical innovations. The report pointed out that social networking sites provide a rare way to bridge the generational divide; grandparents and grandchildren, for example, can share photographs and updates on a single network. Older respondents have also said that they use the sites to reconnect with people from their past." Read on...
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"Social Networks Exhibit Senior Appeal", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), septembre 2010. Consulté le 16/06/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/social-networks-exhibit-senior-appeal