Andrea Rosales, Mireia Fernández-Ardèvol, and Francisca Morey challenge stereotypes about the supposed reduction of digital technology use with age.
“Set in Stone? Mobile Practices Evolution in Later Life” is a publication that is part of a comprehensive study. It is pioneering worldwide as it analyzes whether the population over sixty years old is shifting from traditional means of communication to more innovative digital mediums. Never before has there been such extensive tracking of people of these ages, in six different countries and over such an extended period.
“In Spain, the most popular data package is a flat rate which is relatively economical in terms of average purchasing power. This has made smartphones the main way to access the internet. They are much more popular than computers, particularly among older people,” says Mireia.
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You can find the article in: Mireia Fernández-Ardèvol, Andrea Rosales, Francisca Morey Cortès. Set in Stone? Mobile Practices Evolution in Later Life. Media and Communication (ISSN: 2183–2439) 2023, Volume 11, Issue 3, Pages 40–52. https://doi.org/10.17645/mac.v11i3.6701