America's baby boomers are in a collective funk. Members of the large generation born from 1946 to 1964 are more downbeat about their lives than are adults who are younger or older.
The Widening Gap
While Barack Obama's appeal to the young coincides with their increasing Democratic alignment, older voters do not show the greater allegiance to the GOP that might explain their relative reluctance to support him.
Seniors and the Internet
Any system being designed for consumers should take advantage of two trends: the centrality of search and the importance of peer advice (whether via email, social networking sites, blogs, or other emerging technologies). Both trends are likely to ...
Are “Wired Seniors” Sitting Ducks?
Older internet users may be easy targets for viruses, spyware and the like. Younger internet users take more chances online, but they also take more precautions.
Baby Boomers: From the Age of Aquarius to the Age of Responsibility
As the oldest of the nation’s 75 million baby boomers approach the age of 60, many are looking ahead to their own retirement while balancing a full plate of family responsibilities.
The Future of the Internet as Baby Boomers Age
In ten years, the Baby Boomers will age into the 65+ demographic and change everything about the "wired senior" group, but a great many offline Americans may be with us for years to come.
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