Internet use by age group worldwide as of November 2014

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This statistic gives information on the age distribution of internet users worldwide as of November 2014. During this period of time, 26.7 percent of global internet users were between 25 and 34 years old.


Millennials online – additional information

Millennials refer to the generation who were born between the 1980s and early 2000s and are considered to be the largest generation in the United States. Their activity online fascinates industry specialists as Millennials are the first generation to have had the internet whilst growing up. As a result they are expected to be comfortable and competent with digital technologies.
The Millennial generation were at the forefront of social media when it arrived online in the 2000s. In the first quarter of 2014, social media account ownership and usage of Millennials worldwide was measured. Unsurprisingly, Facebook was ranked top with 88 percent of Millennials owning an account and 51 percent of Millennials who actively used the social network. The second most popular social media platform worldwide was YouTube with 72 percent of Millennials having an account but only 28 percent actively using it.
By using the assumption that the average millennial has a large digital footprint, they need to be savvy when it comes to protecting themselves and their information online. The frequency with which Millennials in the U.S. changed their online passwords was surveyed as of February 2014 and compared with Generation Xers in the U.S. It was revealed that 19 percent of Millennials would change their online passwords once a month, whereas only 13 percent of Generation Xers admitted to doing the same.
When it comes to others checking their online activity, specifically employers inspecting online activity and communications, Millennials had a lot to say on the subject. When asked how they would feel, 39 percent of Millennials believed that any type of corporate monitoring was out of bounds, whereas 37 percent stated that they would be okay with the monitoring but only if inspecting activity at work, for work.

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