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GrandMentor Program: Make a Positive Difference and Read a Book to a Child via Skype

SeniorNet recently partnered with GrandMentor, an intergenerational literacy program that offers senior volunteers the opportunity to read and discuss high quality children’s picture books with underserved elementary school children over Skype. This is a quintessential example of the power and influence that seniors can demonstrate in helping our youth and a great way to give [...]

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Two “Old Birds” Took Over KRAFT’s Social Media

To celebrate KRAFT’s 75th anniversary, they handed over their social media duties to “Frankie and Dottie,” two octogenarians who’ve been eating mac & cheese for 75 years. Frankie, 87, and Dottie, 86, were in charge of managing KRAFT’s Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube for two days. And here are a few things Frankie and Dottie did [...]

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How to Find Your Friends on Facebook

Facebook has changed the lives of so many people around the world. There are over 845 million active Facebook users and it’s no surprise that senior citizens are the fastest growing segment in the U.S., according to Pew Internet and American Life Project. I’m sure you’ve heard all the wonderful stories about people reuniting with grade [...]

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Social Media Provides “Sunshine”

My grandmother was born in 1898 and passed away in 1979 – at the age of 82 – long before the Internet became the cultural phenomena it is, today. One of my fondest memories of Grandma Pearl was watching her amazement as Neil Armstrong took “one small step” on the surface of the moon back [...]

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Facebook Timeline is Mandatory for All Pages

Starting March 30th, Facebook will automatically switch company and branded Pages to Facebook’s new Timeline format. To help minimize confusion or frustration for Facebook users, we created a simple guide to walk you through some of the Facebook Timeline changes. The most visible change to the Facebook Timeline format is the big, front-and-center cover photo, [...]

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Social Media Guidelines for Seniors

via Senior Care Corner Here are some guidelines we feel are important for seniors to consider when using social media. “Consider” is the key word here, as we realize individual situations are often different. Those familiar with social networks and the web may be safe with fewer guidelines while newcomers, especially those of a very [...]

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The “New” Social Gamer

When you hear the word “social gamer,” do you immediately picture a pimply-faced teenager shouting into a tiny microphone attached to his headset, while staring intensely at a computer screen? Well, you might want to think again after you hear the results from recent studies on social gaming and Internet use. The Pew Research Center’s [...]

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11 Reasons Why Seniors Should Care About Social Media

Senior citizens are the fastest growing demographic on Facebook, and this doesn’t surprise me. Though I’m not a senior, I personally use social media tools for business, but also to keep up with past and present friends as well as my family. For seniors, using Facebook, has enabled them to get in touch with long [...]

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Elderly Couple Become Viral Video Sensations – Webcam 101 for Seniors

An elderly couple from Oregon became viral video sensations after their granddaughter posted footage of the two struggling to learn how to use a webcam. The sweet, loving couple, Bruce and Esther Huffman, had no idea the webcam was on and recording. So for three minutes, they made silly faces at the camera while trying [...]

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