In this edition and flying solo, Paul Skeldon took over the reins to look at how 5 billion now use the web worldwide, how the over 50s have become a big, untapped sector in the digital economy and why digital wallets are the future of all payments.
Stories covered in this Studio8.1 Vodcast:
The whole world is online… well 63% of them
There are now more than 5 billion people online globally, up nearly 200 million since this time last year, and figures indicate that 63% of the world’s total population now uses the internet – ecommerce, social are the boomers >>> https://www.telemediaonline.co.uk/63-of-world-now-online-and-they-are-shopping-gaming-and-being-social/
Even the oldies are doing it
Older generations are increasingly online and are participating more in social media, with a quarter of baby boomers using these channels to find content. Meanwhile, Gen X’s time spent watching online TV has increased at nearly the same levels as Gen Z since 2015.
The Old-Aged Gamers (OAGs) are also still marching on. Pre-pandemic in Q4 2019, 56% of baby boomers said they play games via any device, a number which has now climbed to 65%. This highlights the potential in the gaming market, particularly as 83% of consumers are still gaming after the peak of the pandemic >>> https://www.telemediaonline.co.uk/consumers-remain-online-post-pandemic-as-older-generations-get-in-on-the-action/
Digital Wallets explode
The value of digital wallets transactions will exceed $12trn in 2026, from $7.5trn in 2022. To capitalise on this substantial growth, the research predicts leading digital payment vendors will diversify their payment products to include new solutions, such as buy-now-pay-later and cryptocurrencies >>> https://www.telemediaonline.co.uk/digital-wallet-transactions-to-grow-by-60-by-2026-globally-paypal-alipay-top-competitor-leader-board/