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You are never too old for social media

Posted on: 23/10/2009

I am hoping the days of people saying ‘Oh, I am too old for all this new media stuff’ are on their way out. This may be how some people feel – but the stats report they are very active when it comes to the web – and especially social media.

iStrategy reported earlier this year that Facebook had experienced a 500% growth in the over 50s in the first six months of 2009.  And now the  Twitter story about 104 year old Ivy Bean tweeting from her home is in the news – Guardian –  again. Whether you believe it or not, the ‘older generation’ is buying into, using and enjoying social media for personal and professional reasons.

Friends Reunitied’s new owners are planning an over 50 dating site. Why not?

And from the horse’s mouth, The Pluses of being 50 plus Blog highlights what this group is doing online – and why we ignore them to our detriment.

The silver surfers have moved beyond Saga – to a new generation of web platforms. Let’s get on the bandwagon! They are a force to be reckoned with.

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