Though seniors (adults age 65 and older) have spent much of their lives without the technology that younger generations have grown up with, fully six in ten (60%) say they use the Internet, participating in a variety of activities such as social networking, playing games, and buying products, according to report by Forrester Research.
Among surveyed online seniors (age 65+):
- 91% use email.
- 59% have purchased products online in the previous three months.
- 49% have a Facebook account.
More than seven in ten (71%) online seniors use the Internet daily.
Seniors' device of choice is a desktop computer (76%), followed by a laptop (42%); only 4% have a tablet at home.
Nearly seven in ten (69%) adults ages 65 and older say they have a mobile phone, up from 57% in May 2010. Even among those now age 76 and older, 56% report owning a cell phone of some kind, up from 47% of that generation in 2010.