The Pew Research Center recently published a report about the growth of social networking sites, such as Facebook, MySpace, and Linked In. In 2005, less than 4% of internet users age 50-64 used social networking websites and less than 1% of internet users age 65+ used social networking sites. Now, 51% of internet users age 50-64 use social networking websites and less than 33% of internet users age 65+ use social networking sites. Just in the last two years, social networking for age 65+ has grown 150%. You can read the complete report here.
Many Older Adults are using Facebook to connect with their children, grandchildren, and friends who live far away. You can read their updates and see recent pictures. Also, every library branch in Pasco County has a Facebook page (*see below). If you would like to learn about Facebook, New River Library has a beginning Facebook class this month:
Introduction to Facebook
Wednesday, Oct 19th
Location: New River Library
34043 State Road 54
No registration is required. For more information, please call 813-788-6375.
*Pasco County Library Branch Facebook Pages: