Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Social Media Popular Among Older Americans

Social networking is not just for the young: 27% of Americans age 50+ say they now use social media websites, with Facebook the most popular—used by 23% of adults age 50+—according to a survey from AARP.


Among surveyed Hispanics age 50+, 21% say they use social media websites and 13% use Facebook.


Most adults age 50+ who use social media sites are connected to family: 73% say they are connected (online) to relatives other than children and grandchildren, 62% are connected to their children, and 36% are connected to grandchildren.


Among Hispanics age 50+ who use social sites, 77% say they are connected to relatives other than children and grandchildren, 68% are connected to their children, and 38% are connected to their grandchildren.


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