Major trends in how different generations of Americans use the internet
An at-a-glance guide to how different generations of online Americans use the internet.
A "heat map" showing major trends in how different generations of online Americans use the internet over time.
Internet adoption over the past 10 years: 93% of teens ages 12-17 go online, as do 95% of young adults ages 18-29. Seventy-nine percent of all adults ages 18 and older go online.
Adults make just as many calls, but text less often than teens. Americans say their mobile phones make them feel safer and more connected, but are irritated by cell intrusions and rudeness by other users.
Social networking use among internet users ages 50 and older nearly doubledâ€”from 22% in April 2009 to 42% in May 2010.
Tech experts generally believe that today's tech-savvy young people will retain their willingness to share personal information online even as they get older and take on more responsibilities.
Lee Rainie discusses recent Pew Internet findings about how Baby Boomers use the internet at the Boomer Business Summit in Chicago.
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Social media and mobile internet use among teens and young adults.