In May 2013, 74% of women were users of social networking sites, compared with 62% of men.
Between February 2005 and August 2006, the use of social networking sites among young adult internet users ages 18-29 jumped from 9% to 49%. Social networking site use by age group, over time:
For a detailed demographic portrait of users of various social networking sites from September 2013, please see our recent report, Social Media Update 2013.
America’s seniors have historically been late adopters to the world of technology compared to their younger compatriots, but their movement into digital life continues to deepen, according to newly released data from the Pew Research Center. In this report, we take advantage of a particularly large survey to conduct a unique exploration not only of technology use between Americans ages 65 or older and the rest of the population, but within the senior population as well.
Two different groups of older Americans emerge. The first group (which leans toward younger, more highly educated, or more affluent seniors) has relatively substantial technology assets, and also has a positive view toward the benefits of online platforms. The other (which tends to be older and less affluent, often with significant challenges with health or disability) is largely disconnected from the world of digital tools and services, both physically and psychologically. Read report
By Maeve Duggan and Aaron Smith
42% of online adults use multiple social networking sites, but Facebook remains the platform of choice.
Some 73% of online adults now use a social networking site of some kind.1 Facebook is the dominant social networking platform in the number of users, but a striking number of users are now diversifying onto other platforms. Some 42% of online adults now use multiple social networking sites. In addition, Instagram users are nearly as likely as Facebook users to check in to the site on a daily basis. These are among the key findings on social networking site usage and adoption from a new survey from the Pew Research Center’s Internet Project. Read more …
This recent SlideShare presentation discusses the Pew Internet Project’s latest research on Americans’ use of social media, including how different demographic groups use various platforms. Also includes findings from a recent report looking at the phenomenon of “Facebook fatigue,” to help understand how usage patterns might be shifting in the future.
Senior Citizens and Digital Technology from Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project
This is an excellent SlideShare overview highlighting the 2012 Pew Research survey findings about older adult internet users (ages 66-74 & 75+)
New 2012 Pew Internet Survey results released July 24 include several key findings:
- 53% of adults 65+ use the internet
- 39% of 65+ internet users access the web via home broadband
See details at — http://www.pewinternet.org/Infographics/2012/Internet-Use-and-Home-Broadband-Connections.aspx
A recent Pew survey found that people younger than 50 use social-networking websites to stay in touch with friends, and people older than 50 say they use them to connect with family, Madden says.
The number of seniors using social networking is rising. The Pew study out June 6 found that 33% of Internet users ages 65 and older used social-networking websites in 2011, compared with 13% in 2009.
Source: USA Today June 23, 2012