The top ten activities that seniors perform online are: 1. Sent a personal email (89%) 2. Viewed or printed a map online (69%) 3. Checked weather online (60%) 4. Paid/viewed bills online (51%) 5. Viewed/posted photos online (50%) 6. Read news (49%) 7. Checked personal health care information (47%) 8. Planned leisure trip online (39%) 9. Searched for recipes/meal plan (38%) 10. Read business/finance news (38%)
The top websites thatthese seniors visit are: • Google • Windows media player • Facebook • YouTube • Amazon • Yahoo! • Bing Web • Google Maps
• Every word matters. • Exact Word or Phrase search (“”)• Search is always case insensitive. (“frederick keys“)• Generally, punctuation is ignored • Search within a specific website (site:)• Keep it simple. (frederick, md site:washingtonpost.com)• Think how the page you are looking • Terms you want to exclude ( -) for will be written. (jaguar -cars –football)• Choose descriptive words. • Fill in the blanks (*) (Obama voted * on the * bill) • The OR operator (San Francisco Giants 2004 OR 2005)
Social MediaCan Be Like aHoliday LetterThat You CanUpdate 24/7!
Get Social? • Keep up to date with kids and grandkids • Connect with colleagues and your career • Share photos and memories • Solve problems get advice • Record your life history • Connect with a celebrity or authority directly
Social Media to Help withIllness, Caregiving and Disabilities
Connecting with overseas friends Checking on mom Having fun with the grandkids!
Consumer Reviews:Reinventing the way we shop, cook, travel, etc.