Many of us have had to learn to adapt to the emergence of social media and how it has changed the way we communicate, but the younger generation has become experts without any real choice. The older generation, who are still signing off text messages with email signatures, haven’t had the easiest time understanding the world of social media, and unfortunately for them, their learning process has been quite public.
Anyone who has had the pleasure of receiving a friend request or follow from a grandparent is well aware that having to do damage control is right around the corner. Many elderly folk misuse social networking in a way that is usually well-intended yet hilariously adorable. Here are 25 times older people failed to use social media but made our feeds much more entertaining because of it.
1. It may not always be easy for older people to get with the times, but sometimes that’s because their expectations are just a little too high. Holly figured if she demanded Facebook to upload her Christmas pictures, it would just do it for her. Not quite yet Holly, but maybe one day “the” Facebook will be able to satisfy your admirably polite demands.
2. It doesn’t take long for a vaguely emotional Facebook status filled with teen angst to get hijacked by some grandparental love. This caps lock-happy grandmother is well aware that this status wasn’t directed at her, but that didn’t stop her from unleashing the love on her showily independent grandchild’s post.