With immense popularity in usage of social media, the younger generation can now easily connect to their friends and family members residing at different locations on the globe. But to surprise you, a recent study has revealed that the age group of 65 - 74 years is the faster growing demographic on social media websites such as Facebook and Twitter.
With the technological advancement, the social media has become prevalent among all the generations and it is predicted that even the senior citizens are finding it easy to integrate their lives with different social media networks such as Facebook, Twitter and Google+.
When inquired few senior citizens about social media usage, 40% have said they use social media to connect with their good old friends and family members, 20% stated they use this social medium for playing games and 10% showed interest for participating in contests and games.
The top 4 social websites preferred by individuals above 60 years are Google, Facebook, Yahoo and YouTube. Mostly the content shared by senior citizens on these popular social media networks either refers to the grand children of the members on their account or it includes few tips to stay healthy.
At present, there are 39 million people aged above 65 and older across the world using Skype, Facebook and Twitter. A survey shows that of the total users on Facebook, 11% of users are senior citizens.
Social media has been a boon for the elderly people who often feel isolated due to less social interaction.