social networking

Kids Say The Darndest Things…

Posted on 02/3/2012 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

TechnologyGuest blog by Jacqueline Beauchere, Director, Privacy, Accessibility & Online Safety, Trustworthy Computing Communications, Microsoft Corporation We all know that old saying … And, as those kids move into their teen years, their remarks become that much more intelligent, insightful, and astute.  Never was this more apparent to me than at a roundtable discussion led by Microsoft in partnership with AARP, with a group of 18 American teenagers in New York City.

Reminder: AARP Networks Socially!

Posted on 07/27/2010 by | Archived Contributor | Comments

TechnologyWe know that everyone is using social networks these days – and that boomers are social networking more and more. A recent AARP study on the matter showed that more than a quarter of Americans age 50+ are on social networking sites. You are already on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube right? And you love to keep up with the great things that AARP is doing, and see what kinds of interesting tidbits AARP has to share, right? This is your …

Older Americans Online: Are They or Aren't They?

Posted on 02/24/2010 by | Archived Contributor | Comments

TechnologyWe’ve talked about it before, but it just keeps coming up in the news! The baby boomer generation has such a great presence online – and the nation is taking notice. This article from CNBC takes a look at how baby boomers are utilizing social networking sites to voice their opionon – instead of the old days of sit-ins and protest signs. The article points out that a quick Facebook search brings up pages on issues like reverse mortgages, health …

Older Americans Online: Are They or Aren’t They?

Posted on 02/24/2010 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

TechnologyWe’ve talked about it before, but it just keeps coming up in the news! The baby boomer generation has such a great presence online – and the nation is taking notice. This article from CNBC takes a look at how baby boomers are utilizing social networking sites to voice their opionon – instead of the old days of sit-ins and protest signs. The article points out that a quick Facebook search brings up pages on issues like reverse mortgages, health …

Stranger Danger!

Posted on 12/8/2009 by | General News | Comments

TechnologyWe’ve talked about the popularity of social networking, Facebook and Twitter all before here on ShaarpSession. But what we don’t always mention enough is taking care of your personal information while still being open and social on these great platforms. Here’s a fun, short video from Sophos labs about their Facebook study. Essentially they created fake profiles and friended complete strangers. The results…and info…are shocking.

Are older folks taking over Facebook?

Posted on 07/15/2009 by | General News | Comments

TechnologyRemember the new social networking section on AARP we blogged about last week? Well, it looks like it may come in handy after we find a new study showing that not only are the numbers of 50+ Facebook users skyrocketing, but their younger counterparts are actually decreasing: A report released by iStrategyLabs shows that while the number of Facebook’s U.S. high school and college-age users declined over the past six months, its popularity among the 55-and-older crowd is booming. In …