Social Seniors Flock to Facebook

January 13th, 2015
in News, econ_news, syndication

by Felix Richter, Statista.com

Bad news for those who dreadfully remember the day when they first received a Facebook friend request from either of their parents: your grandparents may be next!

Follow up:

According to the Pew Research Center’s latest Social Media Update, 56 percent of U.S. online adults aged 65 and older are now using Facebook. That’s almost a third of all seniors who value Facebook for the same reason that hundreds of millions of younger users do: it helps them stay connected with friends and family.

The fact that Facebook is now widely used by people from all generations may explain why many teenagers have turned their backs on the site in favor of Instagram, where they can still follow their passion for selfies without parental supervision. According to the report, based on a survey among 2,003 adults, Instagram shows the steepest drop-off in usage with increasing age. While it’s the second most popular service among young adults (18 to 29-year-olds), it’s the least popular among those aged 50 and older.

This chart shows the adoption of social media sites by adults from different age groups in the United States.

Infographic: Social Seniors Flock to Facebook | Statista
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