Senior Citizens vs. Baby Boomers On the Internet

How many senior citizens and baby boomers are online and what exactly are they doing here? Well, there are quite a few active users in this demographic.

28% of American senior citizens (65+ years) had reported going online everyday in Feb and March of this year. Compare this with the boomer population that is estimated to constitute 28.8% of all internet users.

Activities that senior citizens do online
Use email : 94%
Shop online : 77%
Look for health information : 71%
Read news : 70%
Manage finances and banking : 59%
Play free online games : 47%

Activities that US Boomer population do online
Use email : 93%
Read news : 73%
Shopping online : 71%
Gather information : 67%
Pay bills : 66%
Social networking & Message boards : 39%
Watch videos online : 30%

Countries With Largest Number of Twitter Users

Ever wondered how big Twitter is in your country? With a valuation of over $1 billion and easily one of the fastest growing websites (though it has slowed down a bit in recent times), it is interesting to see where the users are coming from. Here are the top seven countries that make up close to 80% of Twitter’s user base along with the percent share that they constitute

1. USA : 57.4%
2. UK : 8.2%
3. Canada : 5.9%
4. Australia : 2.9%
5. Brazil : 2.1%
6. Germany : 1.6%
7. Netherlands : 1.3%

Comprehensive Demographics of American Twitter Users

Here is a nice comprehensive picture about what your average Twitter user from the United States is like. These numbers are as a percentage of the total American population in the demographic.

Twitter Users : 19% (of all American adult population)

Gender
Male : 17%
Female : 21%

Race/Ethnicity
White : 19%
African American : 26%
Hispanic : 18%

Age
18-29 : 33%
30-49 : 22%
50-64 : 9%
65+ : 4%

Education
Less than High School : 18%
High School Diploma : 17%
College : 21%

Household Income
< $30,000 : 22% $30,000 – $49,999 : 21% $50,000 – $74,999 : 20% > $75,000 : 20%

Internet Connection
Broadband : 21%
Dial up : 11%

Wireless Internet
Wireless : 25%
Tethered : 8%

Number of wireless devices
One : 10%
Two : 19%
Three : 28%
Four and above : 39%

Social Networking
Active : 35%
Inactive : 6%

iPhone Usage Among Mothers And Children

In a recent study by GreyStripe, “iPhone Moms” or the mothers of children who use iPhones is found to be a significant proportion of the whole iPhone population. Here (PDF link) are some interesting usage statistics among the iPhone moms

iPhone moms constitute 29.5% of all iPhone users
59% of iPhone moms let their children use their iPhones

Popular Activities
Personal entertainment (music,web surfing,etc) : 90%
Checking Emails : 79.57%
Organization (calendar,scheduling) : 64%
Locate nearest store : 60%
Manage shopping lists : 41.94%
Comparison Shopping : 39.43%
Check items on sale : 22.94%
Recipe resource : 22.58%
Download coupons : 19%

Representation of Women in Silicon Valley IT Jobs

This has been a constant worry that women are under-presented in the IT jobs. While some have taken this as an issue of ‘glass ceiling’, it looks more as an issue of women seeing this as a not-so-attractive industry – because of the similar percentage of representation across the various IT roles.

Computer Operators : 51.4%
Operations Research Analysts : 47.6%
Computer support specialists : 27.7%
Computer scientists : 27.5%
Information Systems Manager : 27.2%
Database administrators : 29.2%
Network systems and Data communication analysts : 23.7%
Network and Computer systems administrators : 21.4%
Computer programmers : 22.4%
Software engineers : 20.9%
Hardware engineers : 19.4%
Computer and Mathematical occupations (Overall) : 24.8%

Average Time Spent on Social Networking Sites Among 18-24 Year Olds

How much time do we spend on social networking? If this study is to be believed, social networking can well be a full time profession for some of us. Here is the average time spent per month on social networks among 18-24 year olds

Less than 10 hours : 18%
10-20 hours : 24%
21-30 hours : 17%
31-40 hours : 16%
41-50 hours : 6%
51-100 hours : 11%
More than 100 hours : 9%
(adds up to 101%!)
Source

LinkedIn Users Distribution Across Countries

I do not have a comprehensive distribution chart for the users of popular business networking website LinkedIn. However, according to a recent blog post by the LinkedIn CEO, here is what we know

Total number of users : 50 million
First million users acquired in 477 days
The last million users acquired in 12 days!

Major user locations
USA : 25 million
Europe : 11 million
India : 3 million

India is the country with the fastest overall growth while Netherlands is the country with fastest growth per capita outside US at 30%

Internet Usage Among American College Students

Over 95% of college student in the US have access to the Internet. This number is likely to increase over the next five years where it will cross the 96% barrier. Here are the projected internet users numbers as a percent of total college goers in the country

2008 : 95.4%
2009 : 95.7%
2010 : 96%
2011 : 96.2%
2012 : 96.5%
2013 : 96.8%

American Facebook Users Age Demographics

Close to one-fifths of Facebook users are now above the age of 45, which is interesting because this can potentially be detrimental to one another social networkClassmates.com, one of the earliest social networks where a good majority are the older people looking for lost classmates.

Here is the age-wise distribution

13-17 : 10%
18-25 : 29%
26-34 : 23%
35-44 : 19%
45-54 : 12%
55-65 : 7%

I don’t get it. Isn’t there even a fraction of the population that is above 65 or below 13?