What age group uses the Web most heavily? The latest numbers may surprise you.
Here a ranking of unique Web site visitors by age group for February 2006:
- 50 and older: 47 million.
- 35-49: 42.5 million.
- 17 and under: 30.3 million.
- 25-34: 19.9 million.
- 18-24: 11.2 million.
Seventeen-and-under users are third; traditional college-age students are dead last. Digital generation? Geezers rule the Web.
Source: Etter, Lauren. "Google vs. Justice: Privacy, Pornography, Secrets." The Wall Street Journal, 18-19 March 2006, A7.