Contrary to popular belief the age of the internet is not just for the young. The Sensis Social Media 2011 report found that 80% of retirees access the internet and are active users of social networking websites. They are not obsessive users though, the findings indicate that of the two-thirds of internet users who access social networking, 97% use Facebook and 9% use LinkedIn. However for the retirees using social networking, 99% use Facebook, and 14% use LinkedIn.
Additionally, 81% of retirees accessing the internet use desktops and 24% use laptops. Unlike their younger counterparts, accessing the internet via smart phones is not a preference.
It's becoming easier to communicate with friends when deciding which financial planner to use as the recomendations and testimonials are more easily accessible on line.
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