Why kids Don’t Blog and Grandma’s on Facebook
Fastest Growth on Social
74+ years Old
worlds. But there are some corners of the Internet, folks from
Generation X and older, that are more likely to use: online
banking, for instance, or government websites.
A few other interesting findings:
➤ The percentage of adults who watch video online jumped
from 52 percent in 2008 to 66 percent in 2010.
➤ More than half of adults listen to music online compared
to 34 percent of adults in June 2004.
➤ Fifty-three percent of adults have used classified sites like
Craigslist, up from 32 percent in September 2007.
➤ Only half as many teens operate their own blog now,
compared to 2006.
➤ The fastest growth on social networking sites like
Facebook has come from Internet users 74 years old and
older, quadrupling since 2008.
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Teenagers are abandoning blogs, while members of the G.I. Bill Generation are flocking to Facebook. These are two of the findings in a new report from the Pew
Internet & American Life Project. The central finding of this
year’s report is highly intuitive: Across the board, Americans
are using the Internet more. E-mail, search engines, health
information, news and
podcasts, product sites,
travel sites, banking
sites—all were accessed
more by the old and
One of the major
report findings is
that Millennials or
Generation Y are more
likely to use wireless
Internet, laptop, social
networking sites, or
participate in virtual
Fast Company, December 16, 2010
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