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A guide to the internet for seniors

by | Aug 21, 2020

From social media and video chats to banking and online shopping, the internet opens doors and helps everyone access information, news, entertainment, and friends and family. But if you didn’t grow up with smartphones, apps, and the other tools in use today, there can be some real barriers. These barriers could include physical limitations, distrust of the tools, and fear that new technology is too difficult to use.

Make the technology work for you

Technology is a powerful tool for seniors. It can allow older adults to remain independent longer, which is why more seniors are increasingly using the internet and other new technology. According to Pew Research, 67% of adults 65 and older are on the internet. No matter your age, you can learn to take full advantage of the abundant information out there, connect with your friends and family, and take information privacy into your own hands.

We’ve created a step-by-step guide to get you on the internet, no matter your skill level. Whether you’d like to start from the beginning with the basics, or jump right into surfing the web, let us help you. Click on any topic below that interests you to get started! More articles will be added frequently.


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Kirsten Queen


Kirsten Queen is the Senior Content Marketing Manager for CenturyLink and Quantum Fiber. Since she started writing professionally, Kirsten has dabbled in nonprofit grant writing and communications, social media marketing, and now writes content about life with technology. In her free time, Kirsten likes to cook, garden, and hike in the mountains of Colorado. Her name rhymes with first, not cheer.