Coronavirus, Technology

Coronavirus, Technology

Are you over 70 and more confident online since lockdown began?

Are you over 70 and more confident online since lockdown began?

3/3/2021 10:51:00 PM

Are you over 70 and more confident online since lockdown began?

We would like to hear from over-70s whose new-found, online confidence has changed their world for the better since the start of the pandemic

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Are you aged 70 or older – and have you become a computer whizz during lockdown? The Guardian is looking to speak to older people who barely went online before the pandemic but are now confidently surfing the web, doing something wonderful online that has given them a fresh joie de vivre.

What were your reasons for going online initially – was it to see your friends at the online choir or speak to your grandchildren? Are you now using the internet for your own projects: like researching your family history, writing a book, getting in touch with long-lost friends from across the world or doing an online course in a subject you always wanted to know more about? headtopics.com

Has your new-found computer literacy helped you feel less concerned about being the victim of online scams – and has that taken a weight off your shoulders? Have the (online) doors that have now opened given you a new lease of life or focus? Are you able to contribute to society and help others in ways that you wanted to before, but couldn’t?

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I'm over 70 and have been using the internet since I was in my 40s so no. I'm not more cconfident. Are you confident that you have any idea of the life experience of people in their 70s? I am over 70 but not more confident online. No. Next! My poor mom! No. Ageist PLEASE SHARE 💜🙏 musician ukmusicians seiss seiss4 selfemployed disabled DisabledLivesMatter blind RishiSunak uklockdown lockdown ENDLOCKDOWNNOW ExcludedUK furlough Budget Budget21 Covid19UK London SadiqKhan music DisabilityTwitter

PLEASE SHARE 💜🙏 musician ukmusicians seiss seiss4 selfemployed disabled DisabledLivesMatter blind RishiSunak uklockdown lockdown ENDLOCKDOWNNOW ExcludedUK furlough Budget Budget21 Covid19UK London SadiqKhan music DisabilityTwitter Utterly arrogant, condescending and patronizing. You may as well say as a black person or a woman do you have any issues in dealing with the internet...you utter wankers.

Don't tell him, Pike! My granddaughter is replying to this tweet for me My 80 Year old Mother already had basic computer Master from before but has become quite better since lockdown!! I’m a lot more confident on line now I’ve had the jab No & No are you under 50 and still finding nudes on 5g, hard to get a hard on, learn from your prunes the guardian oap learning disabilities 4 u hey i wonder if gay retirement homes are equal oppo quite