A Pew Research survey shows older generations are increasingly logging in, connecting with, posting on and tweeting about.

88 percent growth in the number of adults aged 50-64 who use social networking sites, such as Facebook and Linkedin, between April 2009 and May 2010.

100 percent-plus growth among adults who are 64 and older who use social networking sites, such as Facebook and Linkedin, between April 2009 and May 2010.

42 percent of those aged 50-64 consume their news online compared with 44 percent of users ages 18-29 and 45 percent of users ages 30-49.

34 percent of those in the 64-plus age category read their news online.

Two-times rate increase, from 22 percent to 42 percent, in the number of adults 50-plus who use social networks in 2010.

47 percent of adults ages 50-64 and 26 percent of adults ages 65 and older have their own accounts on social networking sites.

6 percent increase in adults 50-64 who have used Twitter between 2009 and 2010.

Source: Pew Research