I like to read about the internet when broadband is discussed. (In a nutshell, I have a bug up my butt about “broadband” not being defined.)
But here’s an interesting graph about how Boomers like to communicate with friends.
If you can’t read the numbers, that’s not important just look at the bars. The top two represent ages 35-135.
Nancy and I are IM’ing a lot more because we both are using Google ™ Gmail (hi Sergey and Brin.) So when she’s in the back of the house computing and I’m on the laptop computing, we IM each other.
If more of our friends would change to Gmail, we would IM them a lot more too. I wish Google would get larger so they could innovate more for stuff we do on the web.
If you feel like ferreting out some more factoids, check it out.
Grab yourself a copy of the Progress and Freedom Foundation’s annual Digital Economy Fact Book. 2007’s version just came out last Friday, and PFF was good enough to provide it in a pdf format that you can download here.