Author Topic: The Future Of The Internet Is Old People  (Read 196 times)

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The Future Of The Internet Is Old People
« on: April 04, 2019, 04:16:28 PM »
"There will soon be more people ages 65 and up in the US than in any other demographic, and it will stay that way for decades."

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/janelytvynenko/fake-newsletter-internet-future-old-people

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Re: The Future Of The Internet Is Old People
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2019, 05:54:58 PM »
Yes, but presumably as new people age in, they will be less susceptible to fake newsletters and conspiracy theories.

What I see with my parents' generation is a frequent inability to discern even the most basic urban legends and a level of boredom that leads them to forward all kinds of ridiculous things to their friends, often pushing a very specific worldview. My dad doesn't forward anything, but his inbox is full of crackpot and often toxic ideas.

I don't think today's 40 year olds are going to start doing that once they retire.