Social networking use among those 50 and older nearly doubled in past year

Pew Research Center
Between April 2009 and May 2010, social networking use among Internet users ages 50-64 grew by 88 percent -- from 25 percent to 47 percent, according to Pew Research Center. It also found that one in ten Internet users 50 and older use Twitter or another service to share updates about themselves or see updates about others.

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    From 1999 to 2011, Jim Romenesko maintained the Romenesko page for the Poynter Institute, a Florida-based non-profit school for journalists. Poynter hired him in August of 1999, after seeing his MediaGossip.com, a hobby site he started in May of 1999.

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