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How Do Women Over 60 Use the Internet? The Answers Might Surprise You...

Margaret Manning | Posted 01.27.2014 | Fifty
Margaret Manning

One of the biggest misconceptions that I have seen over and over again since starting Sixty and Me is that people over 60 are out of touch with technology. The truth is that Boomers are a part of one of the fastest growing demographics in terms of usage of social media and other technologies.

The Important Vow I Made To Myself

Carol Orsborn | Posted 08.17.2013 | Fifty
Carol Orsborn

It's first thing in the morning and I'm, once again, at the computer instead of meditating on the bank of the river that runs past our house.

All The Kids Are Doing It

AP | By MARTHA IRVINE | Posted 05.13.2013 | Technology

CHICAGO (AP) — A new report from the Pew Internet & American Life Project finds that 78 percent of young people, ages 12 to 17, have cellphones....

The 2013 Mobile Revolution

Scott Goodstein | Posted 03.02.2013 | Technology
Scott Goodstein

Lost in all the punditries of 2013 about which groups helped win the presidency in our evolving electorate, we are missing the importance of not just the changing demographics, but a seismic shift in how Americans digest news and information.

A Digital Divide Grows Between Baby Boomers...and Other Boomers?

Ira Wolfe | Posted 09.11.2012 | Technology
Ira Wolfe

When I pull out my smartphone, I can feel the "I just don't get it" look. "What's so important that it can't wait?" And that is where I feel the divide begins and two camps build.

Excessive Chatting Online Linked To Depression

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 05.17.2013 | Technology

Diagnosing depression has typically involved studying our behavior offline, such as our mannerisms or body language. But a recent study out of Missour...

Home Sweet, Connected Home

Craig Barratt | Posted 03.24.2012 | Technology
Craig Barratt

Within the next three to five years, I envision literally hundreds of devices in the home will be connected: multimedia, thermostats, light switches, security systems, irrigation systems, white goods and automobiles.

U.S. Postal Service Defers Federal Payment, Easing Heavy Losses

AP | HOPE YEN | Posted 01.15.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service said Tuesday it has lost $5.1 billion in the past year, pushing it closer to imminent default on a multibil...

The Two Most Popular Online Activities--Still

The Huffington Post | Cooper Smith | Posted 10.09.2011 | Technology

The most popular activities online among American Internet users remain search and email, according to new research from the Pew Internet and American...

1 In 4 Americans Watches A Video Online Every Day (STATS)

The Huffington Post | Jason O. Gilbert | Posted 09.25.2011 | Technology

These days, it seems like everyone and their mother has a video on YouTube. While that may not be true (yet!), it appears from a new study released by...

10 Cities That Shop Most Online

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 09.11.2011 | Business

Internet commerce has become a part of American life, and some cities have become particularly involved in shopping online, according to personal fina...

The State Of The Internet In 2010: More Spam, Sites, Users

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The Internet is growing and a new report released by the Royal Pingdom reveals exactly how--and by how much. More people are surfing the Web than ev...

US Internet Users Staying Connected During Sex: STUDY

Yahoo! News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Computer security firm PC Tools late Wednesday released a study showing that nearly a quarter of US residents think it is fine to be "plugged in" to t...

how the world spends its time online

Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Visual Economics has added some color and snazz to surprising Internet usage statistics from Nielsen and the Pew Research Center. A few highlights fr...

Top 10 Most Popular Online Brands (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

What brands do you visit the most online? The answers may surprise you. Nielsen has released a study of the world's internet usage in April 2010. ...

Colorado 9th In Internet Use At 74.9%: Census

Denver Business Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Nearly three out of four Coloradans use the Internet to some degree, tied for the ninth-highest rate among the states, according to a 2009 Census Bure...