Oldest Twitter User Turns 104!

Oldest Twitter User Turns 104!

I recently read about a Twitter user who just turned 104 years old! British woman, Ivy Bean celebrated her 104th birthday and is probably the oldest Twitter user. Ivy was actually more active in Facebook before using Twitter and prefers Twitter over Facebook because she says it’s just updating and is a lot easier. Ivy has about 32,454 followers and basically tweets about what she is doing. She lives in a care home that encourages their residents to be active and her frequent Twitter-ing has gotten her a lot of media attention, getting asked to be interviewed from news outlets all over the world.

I think it’s really awesome how people of all ages can embrace social networking, not just the younger crowd, as many may think. It’s untrue that older people can’t get into using social networking, as Ivy Bean has proved to us all. 🙂

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  • Udi Schlessinger
    Posted at 13:17h, 15 September Reply

    Imagine that Twitter existed since Ivy Bean was, say, 20. We would have 84 years of tweets, WW1, WW2, the Cold War, and all the rest of history. It would literally be like a super-detailed diary of a person's life.

    I'm curious whether Tweeter (or its descendants) would exist 80 years from and whether we would have such diaries. Would the future find them interesting or practically identical?

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