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Elder Adults Utilizing Social Networking Sites on Mobile Platforms

  • Jessica ArfaaEmail author
  • Yuanqiong (Kathy) Wang
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9755)

Abstract

Although social media and mobile technologies are trending topics, only a small amount of elder adults utilizes these Web 2.0 technologies on portable platforms. To gain a better understanding of the current state of elder adults utilizing social media on mobile devices, a literature review regarding mobile interface design guidelines is presented. To further investigate the lack of mobile social media users, a usability study addressing social media interfaces for elders is proposed. The goal of this research is to have elder adults more comfortable using social media on mobile devices so that they can reap the benefits of these types of sites.

Keywords

Social media Social networking Elder adults Usability study mobile Tablets Smart phones 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer and Information SciencesTowson UniversityTowsonUSA

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