Senior citizens are using social media at increasing rates, reports www.nj.com. Grandmothers are becoming especially popular on Facebook because they can see photos and status’ about what’s going on in the lives of their grandchildren.
According to a 2010 study by the Pew Research Center, social networking use among Internet users ages 50 and older has gone from 22 percent to 42 percent between 2009 and 2010. For Internet users older than 74, it has gone from 4 percent to 16 percent!
Has your grandma sent you a request yet?!
Women over 55 are the fastest-growing demographic on Facebook, according to InsideFacebook.com, a website that tracks and analyzes user data.
Nothing said the older people are going to be super saavy on social media sites but, once there is an interest, they can usually navigate around enough to connect with people.
I don’t think you will see photos or 5 status updates each day from your grandparents but they will be responsive to what other people are posting to beware!
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