Are You a Social Media Guru? How About Your GRANDMA?!

Senior citizens are using social media at increasing rates, reports Grandmothers are becoming especially popular on Facebook because they can see photos and status’ about what’s going on in the lives of their grandchildren.

According to a 2010 study by the Pew Research Center, social networking use among Internet users ages 50 and older has gone from 22 percent to 42 percent between 2009 and 2010. For Internet users older than 74, it has gone from 4 percent to 16 percent!  

Has your grandma sent you a request yet?!

Women over 55 are the fastest-growing demographic on Facebook, according to, a website that tracks and analyzes user data.

Nothing said the older people are going to be super saavy on social media sites but, once there is an interest, they can usually navigate around enough to connect with people.

I don’t think you will see photos or 5 status updates each day from your grandparents but they will be responsive to what other people are posting to beware!

Tami Rapaport

Coldwell Banker Residential

130 Dean Drive

Tenafly, NJ. 07670

Direct:  201-227-2045

Cell:     201–665-5558


About tamirapaport

I have been a Tenafly Realtor for many years and continue to offer excellent service for my friends and clients. I have been fortunate to be the only realtor to achive Platinum Level Sales Award for 8 years in a row! (NJAR Circle of Excellence 2002-2009) and in 2008, I ranked #3 out of 3,900 Coldwell Banker agents throughout the entire state of New Jersey! I love my job and my committment shows. I am also a member of Coldwell Banker International President's Premier, the top 1% worldwide of the heighest sales ranking within the company. Awards are great recognition, but my clients will tell you I get the job done! I am multi-lingual and speak fluent Hebrew as well as English.
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