Over 50% of seniors now online according to a new report by Pew Internet & American Life Project . The report found that 53% of seniors use the Internet. Still considerably lower than the younger groups, but it seems to be growing.
In total, about 82% of all online Americans over age 18 access the Internet each day, while some 70% of seniors say they go online every day, as well.
But Internet usage tends to drop off after age 75, the report said. Only 34% of adults over 75 access the Internet and only 21% have broadband capabilities at home.
About 70% own a cell phone, which is up from 57% two years ago.
In addition, more seniors are accessing social networking sites. In fact, about 34% of Internet users age 65 and older use sites such as Facebook and Twitter — and 18% of this group do so each day.
This is a high number, especially considering 66% of all adult Internet users access social networking sites. However, the highest demographic using these sites is young adults ages 18 to 29.
Google Chrome most popular browser in the world, on top of Internet Explorer – that’s good news! . Here is a chart to prove it.
In a recent post on their blog, the company dwolla illustrates how they are different than the existing traditional payment methods. This definitely helps to clarify what dwolla attempts to do. I have to admit, I am not ready yet to implement this but I am getting closer and closer. The fees certainly beat those of Paypal and such, which are about 3% per transaction. $.25 sounds a lot better. It almost sounds too good to be true. And yes, keeping more of my money sounds attractive too. I’ll be looking out for their next post with episode 2 of their info-graphic.
There is a fascination trend according to fast-company. They call it : the radical simplification of everything.
According to their article, The only companies or products that will succeed now are the ones offering the lowest possible level of complexity for the maximum amount of value. We couldn’t agree more. A while ago there was a buzz word called: minimalism and while it is still around, simplicity is not necessary synonymous although it is related. Just like minimalism, simplicity requires a higher level of understanding to create an effective product or experience.
I have always been wary of companies that market their SEO services with guaranteed results. Maybe they found a new trick that gives you high rankings on google but now that Google has rolled its algorithm update called Penguin, which aims to catch websites that spam its search results or go against google’s guidelines to skew their rankings in their favor. I always tell my clients, I am not a SEO expert yet but if it sounds too good to be true and it requires little or no work, it probably is a scam. As far as I know so far, following guidelines and build proper semantic pages is the best and organic way to increase your rankings. Use logic and common sense when you choose a SEO company.
Here is a list of 7 great examples of successful responsive web design
- Breakingnews.com – actually a startup from within msnbc.com – is great, live-aggregating stories from multiple news sources.
- ChoiceResponse allows you to create one-click reply emails
- CSS-Tricks is a web design community that we use for reference from time to time.
- Lancaster University’s is a world-class centre for teaching and research and is located on a beautiful campus in the North West of England.
- Sony - no introduction needed here.
- Starbucks has always been on the cutting edge and this is no exception.
I always recommend to have your computer and browsers up to date for security and reliability reasons. Things move so fast now a days that waiting for the newest release to be stable is not an option. By that time, yet another release will be out. Now, Firefox 12 stream lines the update process and improves their developer tools. If you’re already using Firefox there’s no need to do anything, you’ll be automatically updated later today. All updates will be performed in the background without the need of user interaction making it more reliable and secure. Mozilla finally gave in to the complaints by its fans and followed Google Chrome who has been doing this for a while now.
Facebook has recently announced that its HTML 5 site has twice the amount of users compared to is iOS and Android users combined. This doesn’t create a sense of urgency for apple or google but Facebook is pushing through by creating a group called W3C community group, which google and apple haven’t join. Facebook also released a tool called open source Ringmark mobile browser testing suite that shows how many of the core capabilities necessary to build HTML5 apps does a browser support.
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