131 Times Old People Used Social Media And Provided The Internet With These Gems (New Pics)

We often take for granted how quickly things change. Phones went from being fully stationary, then mobile, with buttons to touch-screen devices over the course of two decades. The same can be said for internet culture, where the gap between digital natives and adopters is abundantly visible. 

The “Old People Facebook” page, ironically, not on Facebook, is dedicated to sharing all the times the elderly tried to engage with social media, with hilarious and adorable results. So feel free to get comfortable and scroll through. Be sure to upvote your favorites and comment your own stories about social media fails. 

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#1 Speecial Anouncement!

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#2 Lady Accidentally Tries To Sell Her Family

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#3 Wholesome Old People Facebook

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While these posts are whimsical and a bit unhinged, the baby boomers may be the last generation to be digitally inept. While the future elderly might not be on the cutting edge of technology, basic digital and technical literacy will be present from the first memories one has when growing up.

There are already companies working on technology to help older people stay connected, stay safe and keep in touch. Rehabilitative technology is becoming more commonplace, which comes with more skill to interact with devices, which, in turn, helps a person understand the difference between sending a DM and posting a comment. The technology that has been developed to help people recover from injuries is slowly being adapted for older people to use. 

#4 Why Do They Think They Have To Answer These Questions?

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#5 My Relative Is Very Flattered By Her Own Post From Four Years Ago

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#6 Hmm.. That’s A Tough One

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In comparison to digital natives, old people in 2023 have to be categorized as digital immigrants. The technology that we use daily, which you are also using to read this, came about later in their life. Researchers note that there is an “accent” between people who were born after the widespread adoption of the internet and people who have only started to explore it relatively recently. 

#7 The Radio Was On

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#8 Kenny

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#9 Meatloaf

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While we do describe the internet, social media, and other digital technologies as recent, which they are in the grand scheme of things, they have still been around for over two decades and at this point, many people have years of experience with them. One study conducted in Canada found that the majority of the cohort between the ages of 65-74 used the internet a few times a month over the last few years. 

#10 Cheryl Seems To Be Having A Confusing Day

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#11 2021 Is Going To Be

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#12 Grandma And Grandpa Doing What They Do

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It’s worth noting that among “digital natives,” internet use is not uniform at all. Millennials will use the internet more as a resource, for information, study, and professional purposes, while one study of Hong Kong youths found that, in contrast to the millennials, Gen Z prefers to socialize and consume content online, but has fewer “practical” uses for the internet. Unfortunately, the internet habits of Baby Boomers need more research. 

#13 Wholesome Margaret

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#14 Carol Has Spotted A Thief

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#15 On An Ad For Doordash.

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Despite technology uses varying across cohorts and locations, most places do recognize that digital tech is here to stay. So the posts here may end up as a sort of relic of a bygone era, as educational institutions and workplaces worldwide see technology as absolutely necessary to work and study. As such, children are accessing the internet at a younger age and being taught how to use it and navigate in a digital world. 

#16 How Do You Turn Down The Volume?!

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#17 My Grandma’s Savage Comment ?

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#18 Nancy Pelosi Hacked My Phone With Communism

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#19 My Grandma Is My Favorite Person On The Planet

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#20 My Mom Emailed Me A Photo Of An Emoji…

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#21 I Hate Yellow

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#22 Found In A Work Related Group I’m In On Facebook

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#23 Catch Nancy At Your Local With The $15 Surf N Turf Tuesday Deal

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#24 This Is Exactly What You Want To See From Your Parents. They’re Only 62 And 58…

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#25 Grandma Sue Has Advice For Kim

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#26 She Keeps Setting Her Profile Picture To “Temporary” And Just Resets It Every Day

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#27 I Have Never Been

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#28 I Got An Ad For A Box Of Chocolates And Decided To Open The Comments

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#29 Does She Have 4 Different Pensions?

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#30 I Mean, She’s Not Wrong…

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#31 Chad

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#32 I’m Risking A Lawsuit By Posting This

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#33 Reviews From A Local Chuck E Cheese

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#34 My Grandma Keeps Adding New Frames To Her Profile Picture. She’s Up To Eight Frames Stacked On Top Of Each Other

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#35 My Great-Aunt Had A Question For Me Today On An Old Picture Of My Daughter…

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#36 I Am A Grown Man With No Interest In This Troll Foolishness. 1 Star

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#37 Power Bottom

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#38 Not A Care In The World

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#39 Fireworks

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#40 Not Facebook, But I Found An Old Screenshot From The First Time My Grandma Messaged Me. I Love Her

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#41 An Extreme Reaction

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#42 Visiting Grandma, This Is How She “Gets To Hulu”… On Netflix

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#43 They Think It’s Real

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#44 My Grandmother Is A Hoot.

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#45 My Mom’s Cousin Was Doing Some Late-Night Searching

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#46 Happy Heavenly Birthday!

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#47 My Dad Couldn’t Figure Out How To Take A Photo Of His Dog.

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#48 His Profile Picture Is Him And His Wife Being Cute

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#49 Are We Going To Golden Corral

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#50 So Close

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#51 My Granny Died A Year And A Half Ago. I’m So Happy She Had A Facebook So I Can Look Back Fondly At Her Photo Albums. Here’s My Favorite

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#52 Amendment 4

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#53 Very Insightful Post From My Step Grandmother A Few Moments Ago

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#54 That’s….. Not Quite How That Works

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#55 Happy Mother’s Day

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#56 Ladies And Gentlemen- My Nan.

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#57 For What

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#58 Not Competent Bartender. Paul Was Told This.

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#59 Sign Up For Lasagna

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#60 Cute Misunderstanding

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#61 Sent This To My Dad A Couple Of Years Ago. Still Makes Me Laugh

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#62 Dont Wsaste My Time

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#63 Very

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#64 I Dont Like Miata’s

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#65 I Think This Old Man Thought He Was Using Google

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#66 Not Quite The Gif She Meant

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#67 Something Insightful Grandma Posted

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#68 She’s Been Hacked.

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#69 Wholesome

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#70 Did You Draw Him

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#71 My Aunt’s Response To A Photo Of My Husband And Me Where I Jokongly Said We Are “Ready To Take On The Apocolypse”

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#72 Spotted In A Frog Group. I Just Want Dumplin To Take A Dump..

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#73 Her Name Is Sharon

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#74 Wilma Is His Wife

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#75 Potato Salad

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#76 Who’s Coming?

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#77 Happy Birthday To Yo.. Wait, Oh.

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#78 My Grandma Honest And Straight To The Point

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#79 Giving My Grandma Twitter Wasn’t Such A Good Idea

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#80 A Very Straightforward And Helpful Review

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#81 No Comment Sorry

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#82 Dtf – “Down Town Familiar”

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#83 ???

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#84 What Does It Mean?!

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#85 Sorry If This Is Too Political

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#86 “Love This Stuff” 1 Star

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#87 85+ Relative To My Missus Posted This Gem To His Story Today… Twice.

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#88 I Will Sue This Company

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#89 Rip Sherry

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#90 It’s Better Than Three

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#91 I Want To Be Deleted From This Site

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#92 My Sister Sent A Picture Of Her Nursing License After Passing The Exam A Few Weeks Ago. Mom Is In Her 60s And Still Struggles With Snapchat

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#93 Found One!

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#94 No Greens For Me

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#95 Stamach Mass

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#96 The Aliens Beamed Her Up Before She Could Finish ?

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#97 Order TV

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#98 Who’s Joe?

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#99 Harry Potter And The Creepy Grandpa

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#100 My Father-In-Law Texts Me Pictures Of Facebook Memes On His Laptop, That He Took With His Cellphone

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#101 Lesbian Alert

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#102 At Least It Makes The Shopping Easier I Guess?

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#103 A Family Member’s Profile Picture

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#104 An Amazon Review

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#105 I Know Who Has Done This

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#106 My Mum’s Use Of Emojis

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#107 Capital Numbers

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#108 Don’t Talk Back To John

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#109 I Love Ringo

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#110 Minivan For Sale

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#111 Craigslist Maybe?

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#112 Flats, Drums, Or Funerals?

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#113 Don’t Think My Uncle Has Quite Figured It Out Yet

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#114 Sprote Bag

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#115 Thanks Dad.

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#116 Posted On My Sister’s Wall- I’m The One With The Dog.

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#117 I Wonder If She Ever Answered?

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#118 They’re Becoming Self-Aware, Ole Buddy

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#119 Do I Look Pretty, Walmart?

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#120 I’m

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#121 I’m Sorry What Now

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#122 My Mother, Everyone!

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#123 Sandra Does Not Care For These Feathered Fools

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#124 It’s Free

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#125 Yikes

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#126 What A Celebration (?)

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#127 These Facebook Backgrounds Strike Again!

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#128 I Wouldn’t Count On It

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#129 Choosing A Background For Your Post Can Be Difficult

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#130 Something To Celebrate

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#131 The Post. The Comment From Grandma

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