James Thickett, Ofcom's director of research, said: "Our research reveals that in just a few short years, new technology has fundamentally changed the way that we communicate.
"Talking face to face or on the phone are no longer the most common ways for us to interact with each other.
That is correct - there is no charge for our service – never has been.
All we ask of you is that you tell your friends to call our chat lines so that there are enough new people calling in to keep the phone lines fun and exciting.
We are meeting up over Xmas : ) Its a very friendly environment. i have been on other chat sites some as Admin and another as a room monitor .i think Buzz 50 has something for everyone to enjoy fault it Mike Buzz50 is a completely free seniors social networking site for over 50's with forums, senior chat rooms and profile pages.
We welcome visitors and members of all ages and from all countries around the world and particularly those who are in their 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s or older.
You have a list of your friends on your profile page and can invite others to be friends with you.
Whilst this approach may 'double-count’ people who maintain more than one active account on the top platform, we’re confident that this over-counting will be balanced out by those social media users who do not use the country’s top platform (for example, senior executives may use Linked In on a monthly basis, but not use Facebook at all).
"Its a very well run site" At times its been a life saver. Made 1 good female friend and we use the new one to one chat now which is great.
For those who are curious, the discrepancy between internet and social media user figures usually arises because of the difficulties in measuring unique internet users in real-time; in developing nations, many people still access the internet from shared devices, making it particularly difficult to know exactly how many people use the internet.
However, commercial opportunities and the need to set up individual accounts make it easier for social media platforms to understand how many people use their services.