The internet. The world wide web. The mysterious black abyss behind your computer screen. What you choose to call it may vary, but one fact remains the same: a lot of us use it, no matter how old we are. The reason that the internet is so widely used is that there are SO many things you can use it for – booking vacations, shopping online, conducting research, looking up the weather, playing games – the list could go on forever. The infographic below goes into detail about the internet habits of seniors (people over 65 years of age) and a bit about their baby boomer counterparts (people aged 45-64). Check it out – you might be surprised by what you learn!
*The information and statistics in this graphic were drawn from the Statistics Canada publication entitled “Online Activities of Canadian Boomers and Seniors” which used two main sources: the 2007 Canadian Internet Use Survey (CIUS), and the 2007 General Social Survey (GSS).