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Silver Surfer age divide in UK

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Silver Surfer age divide in UK

According to Age UK there is concerning North/South age divide in Silver Surfers who access the internet.
Surrey - 63%
Suffolk - 52.9%
Devon - 45.4%
Greater London - 39.9%
Greater Manchester - 34.7%
West Yorkshire - 29.7%
Tyne and Wear - 27.7%
Are you silver? Does it matter anyway?
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Re: Silver Surfer age divide in UK

I've just seen an item on this on BBC Breakfast.  I'm not sure how useful the information is though.
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Re: Silver Surfer age divide in UK

That information "could" be gleaned from ANY survey, with the right questions.... but I suspect it is "gleaned" from the National Census !... HOW? 
Ipso facto... the census asks questions  like.... how old are you...  and they already know the "area" where the statistics are gathered (because you have to have an address)... Dho!...
" I know a good wheeze.... lets see how many people of a certain age, live in an area, then make the guesswork of how many actually have a computer, and then put out a stupid survey about how many silver surfers and their age bracket in each area... "...
We can get some money from the government for doing that, can`t we?  Shocked
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Re: Silver Surfer age divide in UK

What about South Yorkshire.
I'm doing my best to keep the silver end up here...so to speak.
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Re: Silver Surfer age divide in UK

And North Yorkshire!
I'm doing my bit too!  Cheesy
Geoff,
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James
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Re: Silver Surfer age divide in UK

I'm starting to go grey.  Do I count?
Razer
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Re: Silver Surfer age divide in UK

I started going grey at 18, but not being over 65 currently, I guess I'm not a silver surfer - though I've had my share of 'youths' online calling me grand-dad. Pfft (and we all know that the interwebs belongs to the young).
Anyway, so what if certain people don't have internet? You would think it is the be-all and end-all of existence.
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Re: Silver Surfer age divide in UK

It is the be-all and end-all of existence, the Government is puting all benefits on line, all tax returns for all businesses small or large must be done on line, plus a hold load more the Government is moving on line only, so if you do not have internet access in the next 2 years wen most Government services will have moved on line you will be stuffed well and truly.   Angry
[Edit] Link to Money, tax and benefits online
Oh and there is 3 companie trackers on that page thay are:
1 social network:
Twitter Badge
2 companies tracking:
Google Analytics
Webtrends
Angry  Angry
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Re: Silver Surfer age divide in UK

Im a silver, but I noticed that Suffolk got a mention,but Im in NORFOLK we to are on the internet,dont yer know.
I also as well am doing my bit Grin Cool Wink Cool Cool Cool
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Re: Silver Surfer age divide in UK

Well done, coolcat. Keep yew on a 'troshun.
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Re: Silver Surfer age divide in UK

It is online gaming a lot of them are doing, find a lot in MMO's I frequent.
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Re: Silver Surfer age divide in UK

I feel like an outcast or a dandelion in a rose garden Embarrassed but I've invested good money in my online gaming and I'm not giving up now!! Wink
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