Millennials are receiving a lot of attention these days. They’re reportedly self-centered, entitled and can’t survive without technology. And while Facebook usage is waning among the generation thanks to instant-gratification platforms such as Snapchat, what about older generations?
Both of my grandmothers – proud baby boomers – are on Facebook, use a computer daily and one even has an iPhone (gasp!). They often comment about how they cannot keep up with technology, but in my opinion, they’re doing pretty well.
And according to a new study by Mashable and Statista, several technologies millennials may view as archaic are vastly prevalent among boomers – but they’re also adapting rather quickly to new tech.
While basic cell phones, desktop computers and VCRs are more popular among individuals 65 and older, they’re catching up to millennial youngsters in tablet and eBook reader usage. Further, as millennials adapt to video streaming services, cable television companies may have to adjust marketing efforts toward older generations.
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