More proof has arisen that older people are embracing the social media phenomenon, the New York Times reports.
A new study by researchers Pew claims social media use has more than doubled by those over 45 years of age while adults 74 years and older have quadrupled their social media presence.
In addition, the researchers found teenagers were subtly changing their social media habits with a 50 per cent drop in blog use while every other age group experienced a rise in blogging.
It's claimed social media sites are appealing to older users, especially those with medical conditions, as it provides them with an outlet to discuss their lives with others in similar situations.
The full Pew Report can be found here.