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The apartment complex where I live was designed and built for seniors.

I am one of them.

Our property manager has arranged for an expensive Wi-Fi system.  It is pretty darn cool.

There was a time when I was the go-to guy for helping people get on-line.  I was SHOCKED to see how many of my fellow seniors had, or wanted, Internet access!

Now, I see it is not only my neighbors, but seniors in general who want to be connected.

SeniorInternetOld people are invading the Internet

January 9, WASHINGTON POST

According to a new study out today from the Pew Research Center, the 65+ crowd actually loves to Internet. In fact, nearly a third of American seniors are on Facebook alone.

The survey, which polled 2,000 adults in October 2014, uncovered a huge jump in seniors on every major social network. Since 2013, for instance, the number of seniors on Facebook grew 11 percentage points, to 56 percent. And on Twitter and Instagram, networks where seniors haven’t traditionally made many inroads, their numbers doubled and sextupled, respectively.

. . . .  First a 114-year-old woman joined Facebook. Then researchers began advocating senior Internet use as a means of cutting isolation and depression risks.

See you on the ‘net!

 

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