I have been using the internet from its inception. I was in on gopher, wais and the internet’s other predecessors. The widespread use of the web today absolutely amazes me.
On one of my other blogs, Stories of Africa, I just posted a story of how mobile technology (cell phones and PDAs) are assisting Africa in healthcare and other areas of development.
I came across statistics today that show just how quick the social media, of the internet, is affecting another sector of the world, Baby Boomers. Yea, I am with you, I do not like the term Baby Boomers, but the stats are very interesting.
“Take a look at the soon-to-retire young Boomers, and that number is even greater: half (47 percent) of internet users aged 50-64 use social media now, an 88 percent growth from the previous year. The number of Facebook users in the U.S. aged 55 and older grew from around 1 million in early 2009 to 10 million in early 2010, according to istrategy.com, a website that tracks Facebook data.” Click here to read the entire story from CBS news.
Here is what Baby Boomers are paying attention to on social media networks.