The digital divide has grown old: Determinants of a digital divide among seniors

  title={The digital divide has grown old: Determinants of a digital divide among seniors},
  author={Thomas N. Friemel},
  journal={New Media & Society},
  pages={313 - 331}
  • Thomas N. Friemel
  • Published 2016
  • Sociology, Computer Science
  • New Media & Society
  • The diffusion of the Internet is reaching a level between 80% and 90% in Western societies. Yet, while the digital divide is closing for young cohorts, it is still an issue when comparing various generations. This study focuses specifically on the so-called ‘grey divide’, a divide among seniors of age 65+ years. Based on a representative survey in Switzerland (N = 1105), it is found that Internet use is strongly skewed in this age group leading to a partial exclusion of the old seniors (70… CONTINUE READING
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