AOL survey: Older Americans going online, regardless of age

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A "senior wired" survey conducted by America Online's Digital Marketing Services shows older Americans are online and improving the quality of their lives by learning to use computers. According to AOL, the 10 more senior wired cities (based on the amount of time adults age 55 and older spend online) are (in order) Phoenix; Boston; Tampa-St. Petersburg-Sarasota, Fla.; Los Angeles; Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne; West Palm Beach-Fort Pierce; Fort Meyers-Naples, Fla.; Cleveland; San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose; and New York. Mature adults in these cities logged approximately 18 hours per week online; 92% say the Internet has improved their lives overall.

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