The infographic below provides an overview of some key findings on internet usage among older people in Ireland. A silver surfer refers to an older person who regularly uses the Internet. Studies have shown that confidence levels for ability to use the Internet declines with age. For example, did you know that 42% of 55-64-year-olds use Facebook Mobile?

Also, the infographic shows some of the online tools available to assist older people with navigating the web. Over the past few years, the number of silver surfers in Ireland has increased steadily. The following infographic provides information about the percentage of persons aged 60-74 who used the Internet over a three-month period. It looks like older people aged 50+ in Ireland most often visit Google and Facebook. In particular, about 42% of 55-64-year-olds use Facebook Mobile.



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