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@SamMadisonInd Ok,Patty changed my profile age to 102. I live nap to nap. Each time I wake up, first thing I check to see where I am.
While younger consumers are still the most active groups using social media sites, a recent study by Pew (as part of their Internet & American Life Project Survey) shows that the greatest growth in social networking is from seniors 65 and older. In fact there has been an amazing 100% increase in usage since just one year ago! Likewise, 88% more adults ages 50-64 say they are using social media. In total that means that 42% of surveyed adults over the age of 50 participate in social media networking sites.
Of course the statistics only tell part of the story. Retirees are more likely to use social media and the Internet in general for specific goals:
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Time management is especially important for small business owners. And, one easy way to save a little time is by reducing the amount of unsolicited mail, telemarketing and emails you receive everyday.
The Federal Trade Commission provides details and links to the appropriate sites so you can “opt-out” of unsolicited mail, telemarketing and email. Here’s an excerpt and the link to the FTC Consumer Alert page:
Are you tired of having your mailbox crammed with unsolicited mail, including pre-approved credit card applications? Fed up with getting telemarketing calls just as you’re sitting down to dinner? Fuming that your email inbox is chock-full of unsolicited advertising? The good news is that you can cut down on the number of unsolicited mailings, calls, and emails you receive by learning where to go to “just say no.”
Any additional suggestions for small business owners? Drop us a comment – thanks.