9 Facts About Seniors And Technology

  1. 53 percent of seniors 65 and older use the Internet or email.

  2. Most online seniors (70%) use the Internet daily.

  3. The top three devices for those 65 years and older are cell phones, desktop or laptop computer, and an iPod or MP3 player.

  4. 7 in 10 seniors own a cell phone.

  5. However, only 12 percent of seniors have smartphones.

  6. 61 percent of seniors 57 to 65-years-old text. While, 41 percent of 66 to 74-year-olds text.

  7. 48 percent of online seniors 65 and older use email every day.

  8. 1 in 3 online seniors use social networking sites.

  9. 17 percent of people 65 and older are on Twitter
    • 11 percent are on LinkedIn
    • 4 percent are on Pinterest
    • 4 percent are on Instagram
    • 1 percent on Tumblr

Are your grandparents connected? If you answered no, help get them wired today. GO

Sources:

Pew Internet

Pew Internet & American Life Project