"They are basically doing the same things as everyone else. Using the Web for communication, then quickly moving to other activities like information seeking, online banking, shopping," said Arch who works to boost Web accessibility for older and disabled users. Sending and receiving e-mail is the most popular online activity for Internet users age 64 and older, according to the Pew study. But older Internet users are less likely than younger Web surfers to do online banking and shopping — and far less likely to use social networking sites, it found.
"They are not on Twitter," said Hanson