Article Title: Video Sharing websites attracting grandparents
“Interactive Media reports that YouTube, “a magnet for technology-crazed teens, aspiring actors and people who like to show off their pets, is starting to attract another demographic: those people’s grandparents.”
“As making home-grown online videos becomes ever easier, senior citizens – some of whom don’t even own computers – are seeking to preserve their legacy through videos showcasing the famous family chicken-soup recipe or stories detailing the provenance of cherished family heirlooms. The clips take on special meaning for relatives who are finding new meaning in old stories brought to life and the assurance they will stay in the family.
Some are attracting interest beyond the family circle, generating tens of thousands of hits, like the 90 year-old piano man on YouTube or , Feed me Bubbe, an online cooking show by grandmother Bayla “Bubbe. on blip.tv.
… Seniors’ foray into online video comes as they are pursuing a range of other online activities as well. Seniors 65 and older are one of the fastest growing segments of the online population, according to Jupiter Research. “”