From Brave New World:
"Who said that the technology and digital revolution was only for the young? When Ivy Bean heard that a 97-year-old French woman was the oldest member of Facebook she decided to join. She soon attracted 5,000 friends and has 17,775 people waiting to be her friend. Unless you know someone older, Ivy from Bradford is now the oldest Facebook member at 103 years old and has now joined Twitter and already has 9500 followers!"
Since Brave New World ran the story, Ivy's gained some readers: I'm @IvyBean104's 14,510th follower on Twitter. Her accounts will be great ones to show when teaching adults about Twitter and Facebook.
Some sample tweets from Ivy:
"hello all spending the morning reading wont be able to use lap top much today other residents are using it be in touch later
i am so happy i have got all these followers its really good
had a very nice lunch going to watch a film this afternoon i think we are watching the sound of music
me and my friend mabel are going to have a game of connect 4
Deal or no deal in 4hrs
@adam_lambert good luck"