Before the Spring Festival, Mr. Zhang Zixiang and his wife, who live in Xicheng District of Beijing, would go to the bank to collect some brand-new hundred yuan banknotes. Fortunately, they would give red envelopes to their grandchildren on New Year’s Eve. During the Spring Festival this year, many places have proposed “no visiting during the Spring Festival”, “cloud new year” has a special flavor of new year. Zhang Zixiang also uses app to send lucky money to the younger generation.
In order to be as proficient as young people in using wechat to send red envelopes, Zhang Zixiang and his wife learned in the community in advance, and also bound a bank card. During the Spring Festival, Zhang Zixiang not only paid new year’s greetings to his relatives through online videos, but also robbed many young people’s red envelopes from wechat group. He also sent 200 yuan wechat red envelopes to each of his grandchildren as new year’s money. “Although we are old, we are not inferior to young people in sending and grabbing red envelopes with wechat.” Zhang Zixiang said.
Also enjoying the convenience of digitalization is Li Sihong, 64. She told reporters that before going out to take a taxi, she could only stand on the side of the road and ask for a taxi. She was often in a hurry and couldn’t get a taxi. “My daughter has taught me how to operate the taxi software many times, but the font is too small and the operation steps are too many, so I can’t operate it skillfully.”.
As a number of commonly used apps have been adapted to aging, before the Spring Festival, Li Sihong went out to buy new year’s goods, opened the taxi app on wechat, and hit the “one click call” button to get on the car in less than 5 minutes. “This software font is big, easy to operate, my daughter in advance to help me often go to places are entered, click on the line.” Li Sihong said.
Like Zhang Zixiang and Li Sihong, this Spring Festival, many elderly people have crossed the “digital divide” and actively integrated into digital life. During the Spring Festival transportation, people are no longer unable to enter the station because they can’t show their health code; on New Year ‘
It is understood that before the Spring Festival, many departments actively help the elderly across the “digital divide”. The Ministry of transportation organizes all platform companies to add the “one click car Hailing” function, which is convenient for the elderly, and guides the main platform companies to provide priority service for the elderly. The Ministry of industry and Information Technology launched a year long “Internet application aging and barrier free transformation special action”. The first batch of 8 major categories of 115 public service websites and 6 categories of 43 App were selected for aging and barrier free transformation, including WeChat, Alipay, Gao de map, Ding Dun Yao and so on.
Before the Spring Festival, China mobile set up “warm heart service teams” in Anhui, Henan, Hubei, Sichuan, Guizhou and other places to introduce smart terminals and preferential tariff policies to the elderly from villages to households, and teach them how to use common mobile phone software. China Telecom’s on-line services are developing aging services at the same time. Internet companies are also actively promoting the transformation of aging, and Tencent QQ has multiple functions to realize the application of aging; didi care version of the elderly taxi app has been put into trial operation nationwide; Baidu big character app not only enlarges the font of the page, but also presents the news information on the home page in the form of short video through big data analysis and mining of the needs of the elderly.