April 15, 2009
Survey: Generational gaps in technology
Although technology is widely embraced among U.S. professionals, there are differences in the ways different generations use it, a survey indicates.
The Technology Gap Survey, released Wednesday, shows there are generational differences in how technology affects workplace etiquette and how boundaries between personal and professional tasks are drawn.
But fewer than half of workers 28 and younger agree.
The survey also found younger workers spend an average of 10.6 hours a day accessing social networking sites, news Web sites, blogs, Internet forums and multimedia sharing Web sites. However, workers 44 to 60 average about 5.6 hours on Internet sites.
The survey of 450 professionals was commissioned by LexisNexis. The survey's margin of error was not reported.