Policy ImpactPolicymakers should provide support to social networking sites (SNSs) targeting older people, because SNS use can reduce loneliness and improve self‐efficacy and thus improve life satisfaction.Practice ImpactSocial networking site operators should encourage mutual social support, because social support can alleviate the negative effects of loneliness and enhance the positive effect of self‐efficacy.IntroductionBackgroundDuring the past few decades, we have witnessed an explosive growth of Internet use among older people in many developed countries and some less developed countries . For example, in the United States, social media use among those 65 and older reached 35% in 2015, more than tripling since 2010 . In Australia, more and more older people have begun to use the Internet for interpersonal communication, information seeking, commerce and entertainment . In China, Internet users older than 55 years have become a non‐negligible group in China's online market . As general Internet use has increased in popularity, online applications, such as virtual communities and social networking sites (SNSs) in particular, have become older people's favourite online applications .Information and communication technologies (ICTs) are believed to have significant effects on reducing older people's social isolation and improving their social connectedness . Ageing can be associated with
Australasian Journal on Ageing – Wiley
Published: Jan 1, 2018
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