Today, 67% of seniors over 65 use the Internet. The number of senior households that pay for broadband have increased as well, although at a slower rate. In 2013, 47% of all seniors reported having broadband. In 2017, that number increased to 51% of seniors who reported having high-speed internet at home.Mar 13, 2018
Internet use among older age groups has increased substantially over the last five years, but many are still non-users. 4.2 million people aged 65+ have never used the internet. A quarter (26%) of people aged 65 to 74 and around three-fifths (61%) of people aged 75+ do not regularly use the internet.
Overall, 90 percent of the adult U.S. population accessed the internet. Share of adults in the United States who use the internet in 2019, by age group.
|Share of population|
|30 to 49 years||97%|
|50 to 64 years||88%|
Internet users ages 25 to 34 made up the largest single cohort by age , at 36.0%.).
Age distribution of internet users worldwide 2019. As of 2019, a third of online users worldwide were aged between 25 and 34 years. Website visitors in this age bracket constituted the biggest group of online users worldwide. Also, 18 percent of global online users were aged 18 to 24 years.
More than nine-in-ten Millennials (93% of those who turn ages 23 to 38 this year) own smartphones, compared with 90% of Gen Xers (those ages 39 to 54 this year), 68% of Baby Boomers ( ages 55 to 73) and 40% of the Silent Generation (74 to 91), according to a new analysis of a Pew Research Center survey of U.S. adults
From the results of the present study, it is evident that the use of new technologies by the elderly population significantly contributes to a better quality of life, improving parameters of daily living such as transportation facilitation, communication and participation in social life.
Phone applications are one of the biggest advancements in technology that has helped both seniors and caregivers in a number of ways. With any basic smartphone, seniors can monitor things like their medication, heart rate, and location (if they’re someone with memory loss and may suddenly not know where they are).
In 2019, users spent an estimated 170 minutes per day online, primarily via smartphone. Some of the most popular mobile internet activities include the use of instant messaging services, video streaming platforms, and social media.
During that period of time, 90 percent of adults between the ages of 18 and 29 years used social networks . Percentage of adults in the United States who use social networks as of February 2019, by age group.
|Share of U.S. adults|
Facebook user share in the United States 2020, by age and gender. As of November 2020, male and female users aged 25 to 34 years were the biggest group of Facebook users in the United States, accounting for 13.2 and 13.2 percent of the social network’s user base each.
Notwithstanding this progress, the Report finds that approximately 19 million Americans—6 percent of the population—still lack access to fixed broadband service at threshold speeds. In rural areas, nearly one-fourth of the population —14.5 million people—lack access to this service.
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REPORT HIGHLIGHTS: The survey of more than 3,300 U.S. college students shows that a majority of students now embrace digital learning technology for its ability to help them: Improve their grades ( 81 percent ) Improve their efficiency and effectiveness ( 81 percent )
Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. The Internet of Things (IoT). Wearables and augmented humans. Big Data and augmented analytics. Intelligent spaces and smart places. Blockchains and distributed ledgers. Cloud and edge computing. Digitally extended realities.
Depending on the study you read, millennials , or Generation Y, are considered the most tech savvy of the current generations in the workplace (Gen Y, Gen X and baby boomers). Although millennials are tech – savvy , some may be dependent upon technology , especially when it comes to communication.