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My brother finally gave in and joined the social media world this week when he unveiled his Facebook profile. For years, people would ask him what he was waiting for, and his response was always "not EVERYONE is social." According to Pew Research, while not everyone embraces social media platforms, the number of those who avoid them is shrinking. In…

Next week is Halloween.

In many places, there will be no costumed children going door-to-door for sweets. Instead they’ll hit malls, church parking lot “trunk or treat” events, or another alternative. Like the candy sold in stores, Halloween has been shrunk down and packaged for our safety.

While Halloween may no longer be a night of frights, it turns out that seniors do have some valid fears … about digital marketing!

Our Social, Silver Surfers research revealed two areas that spook the very consumers we hope to enchant on our websites.

Today we went live on Amazon and iBooks with the latest e-book in our "Social, Silver Surfers" study of Boomers' and seniors' digital marketing preferences.

This one-of-a-kind proprietary national study of 40+ers began in 2010. That first Social, Silver Surfers effort resulted in a small PDF that captured what older adults like / don’t like about websites and social media. Creating Results repeated and expanded our research in 2013, this time publishing an Amazon e-book which captures the data and related marketing recommendations.

The most important result, however, has been the improved effectiveness of our client’s digital marketing programs.

We’ve also received positive feedback from those who are targeting Baby Boomers and seniors in a variety of industries. These marketing pros tell us their ROI improved by applying the tips from Social, Silver Surfers.

That motivated us to go even further with this new e-book.

Welcome back from the long holiday weekend! While it may not be Monday, we didn't want you to miss out on this week's roundup of the most engaging content.

This week, Laura Forer of MarketingProfs6u answers the age old question: when should you post on social media? Additionally, Christopher S. Penn, Vice President of Marketing Technology at SHIFT Communications reminds us about what we should be focusing on when we market our products and services.

Happy Monday! Like every Monday, we are reviewing the most engaging content from the previous week. This week, for our "most clicked" item, we look at a project from Stanford Center on Longevity. For the "most shared," is the fashion industry ignoring Baby Boomers?

Most Clicked:  The Sightlines Project

How long do you want to live? 76, 92, or even 101? According to The Sightlines Project from the Stanford Center on Longevity, three out of four Americans want to live past 100 IF they are in good health.

The research highlights three key findings to live a long and vigorous life:

It's time for our favorite part of every Monday: the weekly roundup of the most engaging content from the past week.

First, we'll take a look at 20 phrases you should be incorporating into your Facebook headlines for increased likes, comments and shares. After that, MediaPost provides insights on some of the challenges that Baby Boomers face now and in the coming years.

As you re-acclimate yourself to a five-day work week, don't forget your dose of the weekly roundup to cure the Monday blues.

This week, a Mashable article about how one man's Instagram account became a viral sensation is sure to warm your heart. We'll also be taking a look at what we need to be doing differently when marketing to adults 65 and over in the coming years.

Officials are clamping down on social media abuse of nursing home residents

Some Mondays our recap of the top mature marketing links is filled with fun and frothy items -- wine! brain games! leisure travel plans!

And some Mondays we get to share articles and resources related to heavier topics.

As the philosopher Thomas Carlyle said, "There are good and bad times, but our mood changes more often than our fortune."

Today's featured articles have an inherent mix of the "good" and the "bad," and we hope soon there will be changes to mood and fortune.

MOST SHARED: "Exploitation on social media is a form of abuse."

NPR reports that officials from The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will begin checking the policies of all nursing homes to be sure they are explicitly prohibiting staff from taking (and posting) demeaning photographs of residents.

Pokémon Go isn’t the only app that has millennials burying their heads in their smartphones these days. Despite having been around for almost five years, Snapchat is more popular than ever with the younger generations.

In fact, according to Power Digital Marketing, 60% of 13 to 34 year-old smartphone owners in the US are Snapchat users, thus providing many marketers a new avenue through which they can reach this demographic. As of June 2016, Snapchat has more daily users than Twitter.

Should marketers focused on older adults -- Baby Boomers and seniors -- be considering Snapchat?