“What I Love about Technology”: Older Adults and Mobile Communication Technologies

Cheryl Campanella Bracken, Hocheol Yang, Gary Pettey


In a series of in-depth interviews, ten older adults described their use and experience with mobile technologies (e.g., E-readers and tablets). The results reveal that while older adults may not be leaders in new technology adoption, they do utilize mobile technology when they find it useful. The participants expressed both satisfaction and some frustration with their mobile devices. Participants suggested that the devices allowed them to partake in behaviors they might not be able to otherwise enjoy for a variety of physical and social reasons.

Full Text:


DOI: https://doi.org/10.11114/smc.v3i1.734


  • There are currently no refbacks.

Studies in Media and Communication      ISSN 2325-8071 (Print)   ISSN 2325-808X (Online)

Copyright © Redfame Publishing Inc.

To make sure that you can receive messages from us, please add the 'redfame.com' domain to your e-mail 'safe list'. If you do not receive e-mail in your 'inbox', check your 'bulk mail' or 'junk mail' folders.

If you have any questions, please contact: smc@redfame.com