In my earliest interaction with Facebook in 2007, one of the first things I discovered were dozens of sites devoted to hating old people. Nothing has changed since.Continue Reading
A recent study by the Pew Center’s Internet and American Life Project highlighting how more older Americans than ever before are online has generated some great news coverage focused on older adults, connectivity and the power of social networking. Today NPR did a great report based on this study highlighting one of Facebook’s oldest users, Florence […]Continue Reading
Last month’s issue of The Atlantic Magazine featured a cover story asking whether social media — from Facebook to Twitter — is making us intrinsically more lonely. It’s a provocative and disturbing premise but I’m not sure it holds up to close scrutiny.
The takeaway message for me is that authentic relationships and authentic interactions are vastly more important than the size of your network or the number of “Likes” you can generate.Continue Reading
In social media circles Friday is often the day to give shoot-outs to your favorite followers on Twitter (hashtag #FF for Favorite Fridays), organize live-chat events on Facebook and roundup up the week’s news on your blog.
ChangingAging has threads on multiple social networking sites so I’d like to begin featuring those conversations on the blog with a Friday Social Media Roundup.Continue Reading
Today, we’re launching a new Eden Alternative Facebook Page and I’m excited to invite the world to “LIKE” the Eden Alternative. We’ve prepared a special surprise to help launch the Eden Alternative Facebook Page — we’re holding a YouTube video contest featuring performances from the Eden Idol competition at the 2010 Eden International Conference in Denver posted exclusively on our new Facebook Page.Continue Reading
In December, 2010, Pew Internet published a report about internet use. One general conclusion – no surprise – was that certain online activities have become popular across all age groups. These activities include:
Search engine use
Join Facebook? For three years I avoided the site. I knew that some of my friends from work, church, and other activities were joining, but I just did not feel like it was a fit. My daughter, then in graduate school, used the social networking sit…Continue Reading