Seniors Are Now Using Social Media Websites

Who Uses Social Media

What is everybody doing on their computer?  Being social with family, friends,  cyber friends and even strangers.  They are most likely on Facebook or Twitter, sharing their thoughts, stories, pictures and games with each other.

You hear about social media just about everywhere you go – there's no escaping it!    Social Media networks are no longer just for kids.  I can go on Facebook and easily catch up with the lives of my Facebook contacts, or tweet thoughts I want to share with the outside world.  Even Betty White re-launched her career using Facebook, Jerry Mathers, aka "The Beaver," is tweeting about how to live a longer and healthier life (even with diabetes).

According to Pew Internet & American Life Project, social media use among Internet users ages 50 and older has nearly doubled – from 22% to 42% over the past year. Half (47%) of Internet users ages 50-64 and 26% users age 65 and older now use social media. Senior or not just  enjoy the new way of communicating.

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