Technology In Midlife: Post 50s Use Of Smart Phones, Online Dating, Social Networking And More

More evidence to banish the stereotype of post 50s as Luddites who need to be dragged kicking and screaming into the digital age: recently produced an infographic titled "State of the Baby Boomer" with some surprising insights on how the demographic approaches technology.

Between 2010 and 2011, for instance, there was a 109 percent increase in people 55+ who visited a social networking site from a mobile device. In addition, one-quarter of smart phone users are 55 or older, with iPhones proving most popular among members of the demographic. Post 50s are also the fastest growing group of online daters.

Post 50s are also a culturally literate bunch, making up two-thirds of visitors to art and history museums. Check out the infographic below for more surprising revelations about midlifers (along with a video of 3 tips for online dating beginners.)

++ Click to Enlarge Image ++

Image Source: