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Don’t assume seniors can’t keep up with you while surfing the web and cruising social networks. Mashable reports that people over 65 have a greater online presence than ever before, citing a report by the Pew Internet & American Life Project. According to the study, 53% of seniors use the Internet to surf the web and email, and among those users, 70% use the Internet on a daily basis. Although email is the primary purpose of their Internet use, 34% use social networking sites such as Facebook (FB) and LinkedIn (LNKD).

When it comes to gadgets, seniors enjoy their toys as well. Pew reports that 69% of seniors own a cell phone, up from 57% only two years ago.

Even Apple’s (AAPL) iPad is turning out to be a favorite among seniors because it give users the ability to control font size and brightness. A simple pinch with your fingers allows you to easily zoom in on the screen. Throw in Apple’s Retina Display and you get sharper image quality.

So don’t be too surprised when you start receiving daily Twitter updates of your Mom’s latest gardening project or when your grandmother throws out her cookbook and starts cooking with Jamie Oliver’s app on her tablet.
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