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February 27, 2009

Greybeards Take Over Facebook

Michael Blowhard writes:

Dear Blowhards --

Oldies have discovered social networking bigtime. More. I love Facebook myself.



posted by Michael at February 27, 2009


I was asked by two people to become their friends, one on Myspace, another on Facebook. I wanted to be courteous and comply, so of course, I had to register and create at least a shell account.

I almost never visit my page or those of my invitors. I still have no idea what good any of it is. I can connect directly with people via email. If I was a typical juvenile, I would text.

Posted by: Peter L. Winkler on February 28, 2009 4:36 PM

Yes, my mother is now on Facebook. As my husband pointed out, at least she doesn't have a scanner, which limits the number of embarrassing photo opportunities.

Posted by: CyndiF on March 2, 2009 11:23 AM

Just had a reunion of sorts with some old friends from high school, some of whom I had not seen in person in over 20 years. We're all musicians, so we made it a jam session. It was a lot of fun catching up and dusting off our rusty chops.

This happened because of Facebook. In the past 6 months, it has exploded amongst the over 30 demographic. As people joined we started messaging each other and commenting and sharing family photos. After awhile, we decided it was time to get together in person.

So yeah, Facebook and social media in general is finally trickling upwards in the age bracket. It will continue to have a major impact on our lives, naysayers be damned.

Posted by: JV on March 2, 2009 2:19 PM

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