Age, technology and social media

Communicating with technology in 1895 - Fritzi Scheff demonstrates Magnavox for Fifth Liberty Loan in New York City (courtesy Powerhouse Museum on Flickr Commons)How would your 25-year-old self react if he or she heard you say, “I’m too old to figure out all of this technology and social media stuff?”

Think about the words that might be used.

“Age has nothing to do with it.”

“You’re smart; what’s the problem?”

“You only need to be willing to learn and try.”

“If you can’t see the little smartphone screen, then put on some of those reading glasses you guys use.”

“But you love to write….tell stories….talk on the phone….see a good movie or TV show….meet people….share photos….  Is this so different?”

“Has this really happened to you? Why?”

Why, indeed.

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3 Responses to Age, technology and social media

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  2. Jeff Hurt says:

    I love this!

    As my 70+ year old mother who texts, tweets and FBs says, “To stay young, you must embrace change. Otherwise you just become an old bloke that rocks in a chair disconnected from the world.”
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    • Hi Jeff,

      Good for your Mom! My own Mom is a little freaked out by it all, but at least willing to try, and my Dad is something else; fearless in his determination to figure out and butt-kick “that damned computer.” Before buying his first computer years back, he went to the local library, set up an email account and then spent hours asking the librarians questions. He turns 80 next year and knows more than some who are decades younger.

      You can see why I don’t have much patience for the “too old” thing. 🙂

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