Baby Boomers Get On Board with Social Media

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Social Media for SenorsAccording to the Examiner.Com, Baby Boomers are increasing their use of Social Media. Why? We’re nosy!

Keeping tabs on Gen X and Y children as well as staying in-touch with siblings and friends has increased usage 50% in the last two years.

Here are some way boomers are using social media:

  • Boomers keep social and business worlds separate. ┬áMany use Linked-in, me included, for business, and FaceBook for family.
  • Privacy is a big concern for boomers.
  • Boomers think news is significant like “I just got in a car accident;” whereas, Gen X and Y think everyday events are news worthy.
  • Boomers are starting to use social invite features for gatherings, but the waters are still being tested.

Do you use social media, what do you see differently between how you use it and your children?

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