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Age Concern surveys silver surfers

Age Concern surveys silver surfers

Nearly a quarter of the UK’s 18 million over-50s are active computer users, according to a study by Age Concern supported by Microsoft.

Nearly a quarter of the UK’s 18 million over-50s are active computer users, according to a study by Age Concern supported by Microsoft. They found that more than four million over-50s own PCs and a further 600,000 have access to computers at community centres, colleges and libraries. About half of them use the Internet.

Read Computing breaks the age barrier by Andy Farquarson at The Guardian. You can also visit ActiveLives, another UK portal for the over-45s, if you don’t believe that older people use the Internet.

Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world's first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp.

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