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Social Networking Sites (SNSs) have seen rapid growth in popularity over the last few years, but despite this, adults over 65 years of age still make up a relatively small percentage of users on many of these sites. Previous research has suggested that a perceived lack of purpose is one of the key issues, however with social media constantly being(More)
Despite more and more people adopting Social Networking Sites (SNSs) such as Facebook, adults over 65 years of age still make up a relatively small percentage of those numbers. A perceived lack of purpose is suggested as one of the key issues surrounding the lack of interest of older adults, yet with health benefits associated with usage, such as increased(More)
Social networking sites (SNSs) are becoming increasingly popular as a method for social interaction. While research has reported benefits associated with components of SNS usage, a digital divide has emerged between younger and older users. SNSs can be useful for communicating with family members and helping one feel digitally included; however, there are a(More)
Social media are a rich source of insight for data mining and user-centred research, but the question of consent arises when studying such data without the express knowledge of the creator. Case studies that mine social data from users of online services such as Facebook and Twitter are becoming increasingly common. This has led to calls for an open(More)
Despite the initial low uptake, the number of adults over 65 actively participating on Social Networking Sites (SNSs) is on the rise. Previous research has suggested a number of reasons for the low percentage of users over 65 years of age, however more research is required in order to understand why older adults, who use SNSs, do so, in addition to the(More)
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