From (CNN)— “It’s looking like the digital divide may have less gray hair than it used to — but it’s still a big issue for U.S. seniors.
According to new research from the Pew Internet and American Life Project, for the first time more than half (53%) of Americans age 65 or older now use the Internet or e-mail.
Also, most Internet-using seniors have made a daily habit of going online; Pew noted that 70% of them access the Internet on a typical day.
E-mail is especially popular with Internet-using seniors. Nearly half of them use e-mail on a typical day. But social networking sites, which are accessed via the Web or apps, are far less popular: Just 34% of seniors use these at all, and only 18% on a typical day.
Looked at differently, those numbers mean that nearly two-thirds of seniors still either don’t go online at all or don’t do so on most days.”
Find out why seniors may be at a disadvantage if they don’t become more tech savy: