How Many Grandparents Are Tweeting and Facebooking? More Than You Might Think
If your grandmother has recently friended you on Facebook or followed you on Twitter, you’re not alone.
The website myvouchercodes.co.uk recently conducted a survey in which it asked people over 60 about their social media habits. It yielded some interesting results.
About 22% of respondents had at least one social media account. Of those, 71% are on Facebook, 34% are on Twitter, and 9% are on LinkedIn.
When asked about their reasons for signing up, 51% did so at the encouragement of younger family members, 25% wanted to reconnect with old friends, and 20% just thought it was a good way to keep in touch with loved ones.
Furthermore, a recent study from Pew indicates that among internet users overall, 8% are between 50 and 64, and 6% of internet users over 65 are on Twitter. Those numbers are both 4% higher than they were in November of 2010.
Remember that next time you think about posting that photo of yourself next to a beer bong.