According to new research, it is not just a young people’s problem. The average 65 and older spends nearly 300 hours a year on social media.
A survey of 2,000 seniors who use social media looked at their usage and habits and found that they spend an average of 47 minutes every day on these platforms.
Nearly a quarter can’t seem to get enough, spending upwards of an hour every day scrolling (24%).
Seniors spend the most time on Facebook (75%), YouTube (28%) and Instagram (10%).
While half of respondents use social media to kill time (54%), others reconnect with friends (61%) and stay in touch with other loved ones (58%).
Nearly four in 10 have even made a new friend on social media (39%).
It has proved to be useful in other ways, too, with a majority saying they’ve learned something new from social media that was helpful in their lives (63%).
The research found that seniors are most interested in health-related content online…Followed closely by food-related content, entertainment and politics!