Online communication &baby boomers: Current use, preferences, and future expectations

David Gurzick, A. Ant Ozok, Barbara Morris

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Abstract

A survey was conducted on 210 Baby Boomers (Age mean = 51.4 Std. dev. 5.46) within the United States to determine their current use of online technology in social interactions, their preferences in these interactions, and the expectations they have of near-future online communication technologies. The findings highlight the importance of online communication in their lives and spotlight their widespread use and preference for e-mail. Despite the popularity of online communication among this generation, their attitudes are mixed over its use as a replacement for more traditional interaction. Still, Baby Boomers anticipate increasing their use of online communication technologies as they age. Most Baby Boomers expect to have access to these technologies in the future if they were to become a resident at an assisted living facility.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAssociation for Information Systems - 13th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2007: Reaching New Heights
Pages192-204
Number of pages13
Volume1
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event13th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2007 - Keystone, CO, United States
Duration: Aug 10 2007Aug 12 2007

Other

Other13th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2007
CountryUnited States
CityKeystone, CO
Period8/10/078/12/07

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems
  • Library and Information Sciences

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    Gurzick, D., Ant Ozok, A., & Morris, B. (2007). Online communication &baby boomers: Current use, preferences, and future expectations. In Association for Information Systems - 13th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2007: Reaching New Heights (Vol. 1, pp. 192-204)