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One in five (20%) adults ages 50-64 say they use social networking sites on a typical day, up from 10% one year ago.
Likewise, 13% of online adults ages 65 and older log on to social networking sites, compared with just 4% who did so in 2009.
However, even though older adults may be among the most resistant to broadband, there is evidence that once these users get a taste of high-speed access, they often come to rely on the internet as an everyday utility in their lives.
While the rates of broadband adoption among the oldest users are low, the frequency of use among those who do have high-speed access is relatively close to the usage levels of younger users.
Between April 2009 and May 2010, internet users ages 50-64 who said they use a social networking site like My Space, Facebook or Linked In grew 88% and those ages 65 and older grew 100% in their adoption of the sites, compared with a growth rate of 13% for those ages 18-29.
One in ten (11%) online adults ages 50-64 and one in twenty (5%) online adults ages 65 and older now say they use Twitter or another service to share updates about themselves or see updates about others.
Second, older adults are more likely to be living with a chronic disease , and those living with these diseases are more likely to reach out for support online.
There are two activities which stand out among people living with chronic disease: blogging and participating in online health discussions.
Social media properties—including networking and status update sites—are newer additions to the daily digital diet of older adults. To look at the data another way, among the pool of adults ages 50 and older who use social networking sites, 44% used them on the day prior to their being contacted for our survey.Social networking use among internet users ages 50 and older has nearly doubled—from 22% to 42% over the past year.