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Baby Boomers, Older Adults & the
Elderly and Social Networking

Presented by
Allan M. Kleiman
May 23, 2007
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l   Good Morning
l   Who I am
l   Why am I Interested
l   What is my Experience
l   What I Have learned
l   Today, Share and Leave You to Think
l   How Can You Get Seniors in Your Library
    Involved in Social Networking
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l   Pew Internet & American Life----
l   22% of Seniors 65 and Older use the Internet
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l   www.seniornet.com
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l   www.thirdage.com
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l   Eons
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l   New Search Engine—It’s not crabby, it’s
    www.cranky.com
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l   What’s New—
l   www.eldr.com, launching June 2007, mission
    is to help baby boomers and their aging
    parents deal with the challenges and
    opportunities of agin by providing the most
    useful thought-provoking and trusted
    information available anywhere,
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l   Blogs
l   Senior Bloggers were interviewed by AP and
    said that the benefits for them of blogging
    were:
l   Senior blogs help older adults keep their
    minds sharp
l   Senior blogs keep the authors up on current
    events
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l   Senior blogs are a great way to meet people
    from thoughout the world
l   It’s easy to share life experiences, wisdom
    and information through senior blogs
l   In some cases, senior blogs give the authors
    a bit of fame and recognition for their efforts
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l   3 Percent of online seniors in the U.S. have
    created a blog, and 17% have read someone
    else’s blog
l   22 percent of Americans aged 65 and older
    use the Internet. That’s 1 in 5!
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l   The Ageless Project
l   http://jenett.org/ageless/
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l   In Conclusion,
l   It’s not MySpace Yet! But Who Knows what’s
    next for Seniors Online, Senior Blogs,
    Seniors and the Internet
l   Online Communities for Seniors are Growing
    and are here to stay!
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l   Thank You

l   Allan M. Kleiman
l   Assistant Library Director, Old Bridge Public
    Library
l   akleiman@oldbridgelibrary.org
l   732-721-5600, ext. 5042

				
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