Pew Research Report Center recently conducted a study that shows people over the age of 65 are the fastest growing group of social network users. The second fastest growing group is people between 50 and 64 years old.
The burgeoning group of seniors willing to dive into the internet has not gone unnoticed. Elder Locator, a U.S. Administration on Aging service, recently released a guide for seniors on how to use Facebook, Skype and a number of other internet services. The guide is aimed at getting seniors acclimated to a world that is internet-centric.
“Staying Connected: Technology Options for Older Adults” is available now. Seniors looking to join the internet craze but are still a bit intimidated by e-mail, texting, YouTube and blogging can use the guide to get up to speed. With younger age groups already fully utilizing the internet and all it has to offer, Elder Locator’s new guide will give seniors a new avenue to communicate with their younger family and friends.
For more information, see usatoday.com.