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Internet Essential To Silver Surfers

Posted: 27th May, 2005 By: MarkJ
New surveys have found that the older (silver) generation of surfers consider the Internet essential, yet many are still alienated by such technology:

More than half of over-55s online say the net gives them a new lease of life. Seven percent look for love online, and 22% play games. The annual Silver Surfers' day tries to introduce older groups to technologies.

The day, which gets support from the European Union's social fund, aims to ease 10,000 "digitally excluded" older people into a digital life by showing them how technologies might add to their lives.

But there are still millions who feel technology is for younger generations. Only 35% of people over-55s are using the net, according to the Office of National Statistics.


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