For seniors, staying informed about current events, sending e-mails, and consulting their online banking were the main tasks carried out in 2018. However, with the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19), and the first resulting lockdown announced on March 16, 2020, theirinternet consumption frequency had increased not only for keeping up with the news, but also for online tutorials and watching movies. Some even increased their online shopping, especially for food orders. Increased usage of communication apps such as Whatsapp was also recorded. However, this does not mean that the elderly did not use social media platforms before the restrictions: about 35 percent of those aged 60 to 69 were active on social networks. Furthermore, 15 percent had used a dating app with the hope of finding a serious relationship.
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