Like most of us I think I am pretty ‘savvy’ when it comes to being taken in by persuasive sales people or TV commercials.Imagine how angry and red faced I felt when I realised I had been scammed out of £450. When I retired, I decided to take advantage of new technology and spread the word about my book, TG and the Rainbow Warriors.
It’s a far cry from the usual gadgets aimed at 20- and 30-somethings, and it underlines just how pervasive technology is becoming.
People in this age bracket typically access the internet often, use multiple modern devices such as smartphones, tablets and e-readers, and are regular social media users.
"Internet and technology usage among older generations presents the classic characteristics of late adopter behaviour.
Technology and internet usage is as high among the 50 generations as it is among 30-49 year olds, according to new research, showing that traditional stereotypes contrasting tech-savvy youth with older generation 'technophobes' are unfounded.
Not only are the 50 generations digitally adept, but they don’t see age as an online barrier, according to the study by digital marketing specialist i Prospect.
I hope by reading my tale you will be more alert to the unscrupulous characters lurking on the internet.