Seniors Keep Going Online

The Pew Internet Project released their Generations report. Here is some coverage from NetworkWorld.

I'm not sure why the fact that email is "graying" is a revelation since it seems obvious if you've been around a teen the last 4-5 years.

However, the metric that jumps out at me is the fact that Internet users age 76 or older has risen from 17% in 2005 to 27% in 2009. A full 27% of people OVER 76 are online?

Really? I really find that amazing and kind of cool. 10 years ago the Internet as a "fad" and a "bubble" and now over a quarter of seniors are online. That really bodes well for the introduction and adoption of wide-spread remote monitoring for seniors. The barriers of adoption are being removed ahead of technology availability, which means that there should be good efficacy once its widely available.

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