retired people prefer browsing the Internet over more typical hobbies
like gardening and travel. Seniors said they are at the computer an
average of six hours a week mostly doing research and emailing
friends and relatives.
According to the survey, forty-one percent listed surfing the
Internet among their favorite pastimes, slightly ahead of the second
choices, gardening and home improvements (both 39 percent), and
travel and walking (28 percent). The top Internet activity was
emailing (84 percent) and looking for information (83 percent).
Sixty-six percent regularly contact their children via the Internet,
while forty percent email grandchildren.