I’m currently writing a paper on attitudes to ageing in the media (and if you have any thoughts or interesting ideas on this, please let me know). While googling around to see what is already out there, I stumbled on some research done by an company called Umpf on the age breakdown of major social networks. I thought it was pretty interesting so here it is (I tried to embed it, as suggested, but couldn’t get the code to work).
I think it’s very interesting that over half of the group 65 and over have a facebook profile. Having said that, they are proportionally the smallest user group for every platform, so there does need to be some thought about inclusion issues.
Talking about code, I have started working through the Codeacademy exercises – taking some baby steps in coding. Exciting!