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Computer Usage among the over 50 user segment

A research carried out by Which? for a book ‘Computing Made Easy for the Over 50s‘, found out that:

“Nearly six in ten over 50 year olds have access to a computer and on average they spend more than half an hour a day using it for non-work activities.”

“Almost eight in ten over 50s told Which? that they feel fairly competent or very competent using a computer, but around one in five said they did not feel very competent, and around seven in ten had experienced frustrations with computers in the past year.”

“Viruses, computers crashing and uncertainty over whether to trust websites were the main gripes.”

“Many over 50s have never heard of or don’t understand some common computing jargon, including Wiki (47 per cent), ISP (34 per cent), Skype (44 per cent) and Vista (39 per cent).”

Via Usability news

Filed under: Social Computing

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