European old people are finally going crazy for social media

by Editorial Staff - 2017.07.13
European old people are finally going crazy for social media
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Among older EU internet users aged 65 to 74 years, almost one third (32%) participated in social networks. This share was below 50% in almost all EU Member States, except for Belgium (56%), Hungary (55%), Malta (51%) and Portugal (50%). Among younger people aged 16 to 24 years, almost 9 in 10 internet users in the EU participated in social networks (88%). This share ranged from 77% in France and 80% in Slovenia to 97% in Belgium, Denmark and Hungary. More in general, according to Eurostat in the EU, 63% of internet users aged between 16-74 used social networks in 2016. Among the Member States, this share was highest in Hungary (83%), Malta (82%) and Belgium (80%).

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