Social Media

Facebook 101 For Seniors

At the Bronx branch of the New York Public Library, folks in their 50s are being offered a course on how to navigate Facebook. They’re told:

  • Don’t befriend somebody you don’t know.

People are doing that all the time.

  • Don’t announce on Facebook that you are leaving home or you may get robbed.

I’ve seen people announce what credit card they have.

  • Only write about the barbecue you’re planning if you want 1,000 people to show up.
  • Don’t “poke” people—it’s annoying.
  • If you’re 54 years old, don’t post a profile picture taken when you were 17.

I’ve known a toupee-wearing, doddering old man to post a profile photograph from his salad days.

h/t: NYT


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