10 Reasons Grandpa is cooler than you

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This week sees the launch of Spring Online with Silver Surfers’ Day – a digital inclusion campaign that aims to get more older people using the internet. To celebrate, we’ve put together an infographic celebrating the Silver Surfer and showing why Grandpa’s not only tech-savvy in his own right, but starting to put the younger demographics to shame.

This week sees the launch of Spring Online with Silver Surfers’ Day – a campaign for digital inclusion that aims to empower more older people to use the internet and contribute to online communities.

To celebrate, we’ve assembled an infographic detailing the ways silver surfers (internet users over the age of 50) are getting online and making themselves heard in record numbers.

Older internet users might have been dubbed ‘Silver Surfers’ partly because of their whitening hair, but like the Marvel comics superhero they’re getting up to speed at a lightning pace. We thought we’d mark the start of Spring Online by celebrating some facts and figures regarding the older gent, and you can see our infographic here. He’s online dating, streaming, shopping online and playing
Angry Birds – and representative of the average web-smart Silver Surfer.

Just read on to see our infographic and to find out more about tech-savvy older people and what
they’re doing with their broadband.

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