Cellphones, Facebook, Email: Booming Trends Among Seniors, Despite Online Security Concerns

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The older generation is increasingly embracing technology to stay connected and remain independent, but technology can be intimidating for some seniors due to fears associated with people having access to personal information. As this article in The Tennessean points out, “computer use among Americans age 65 and older has doubled in the past 10 years, and Internet usage among that age group has more than tripled. Nearly half of people age 75 and older own a cellphone. Seniors are the fastest growing demographic on Facebook.”

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Elaine Rigoli

Elaine Rigoli is PRIVATE WiFi's manager of digital content strategy.