As of April 2012, 53 percent of American adults age 65 and older use the Internet or email.
As of February 2012, one third of internet users, age 65 and older, use social networking sites such as Facebook; 18 percent do so on a typical day.
Email still remains the main source of online use for seniors: as of August 2011, 86 percent of internet users age 65 and older use email, with 48 percent doing so on a typical day.
Nearly 69 percent of adults 65 and older report that they have a cell phone. 56 percent for those 76 and older.
4 in 5 mobile device owners (smartphone or tablet) will use their devices to help them with their holiday shopping this year (Google and Ipsos survey).
Online holiday shopping for 2011 finished at an all-time high of $35.3 billion, up 15 percent from last year’s sales figures (source: comScore).
Online holiday sales for this November and December are projected to grow roughly 12 percent over last year’s holiday season, to $96 billion (according to the U.S. Commerce Department).
Source: Senior Helpers (Pew Internet & American Life Project)