Australian seniors and technology

Posted on November 23, 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%).

However, 45% admitted that their knowledge of their electronic devices was minimal, with two in three saying they would like some help to understand how to use all of the features.

Australian seniors testing the online social waters