ACSA Twenty 10 Conference
On Monday 20th February I will be delivering the key-note at the ACSA Twenty 10 conference in Hobart. It is a fascinating area aged care and social media. Only this week Pew Internet & American Life Project released research on social media usage by older people. Usage among Internet users 50 years + nearly doubled in the past year, up to 42%. 47% of 50-64 year old internet users and 26% of 65 years plus state they use social networking sites, with Facebook and Linked in the main ones.
- They want to reconnect with people from their past
- As a gathering place for multiple generations, learning and following the lives of their children and grand-children
- People with chronic disease are more likely to reach out to other online and older people are more likely to have chronic diseases.
I am being joined by some great speakers, Maggie Beer, Bernard Salt from KPMG, Russell Howcroft from the Gruen Transfer among a few.
You can register for the event here