Archive: November, 2012

SHCUG website awarded first place in ASCCA 2012 Competition

Posted on 23 November 2012, by Geoff

The Southern Highlands Computer Users Group website has been awarded first place in the ASCCA 2012 Competition.

The Australian Seniors Computer Clubs Association (ASCCA), is the national peak body for seniors and technology, and has over 140 member clubs around Australia. The competition is a popular and much anticipated event.

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Australian seniors and technology

Posted on 23 November 2012, by Geoff

More than half of Australians over 60 are actively using online social networks according to research from Optus.

The research, completed in October 2012, also found that 64% of over 60s use laptops and 68% used mobile phones, with significant numbers using smartphones (31%), tablets (22%) and e-readers (20%).

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Internet use by seniors on the increase

Posted on 17 November 2012, by Geoff

More than half of U.S. adults over 65 use the internet, and one third use social networking sites such as Facebook, a report by the Pew Internet & American Life Project has found. However it found only 34% of those over the age of 75 use the internet.

Overall, 82% of all American adults aged 18 and older said they use the internet.

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