14 Ways Old People Make Social Media A Terrible Place For Everyone

14 Ways Old People Make Social Media A Terrible Place For Everyone
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Like it or not, old people are starting to figure out the Internet. They might not be the target demographic for many of the websites and apps that Millennials know and love, but somehow they’re finding out about them.

Slowly but surely, elderly folks are infiltrating the online sphere, and I’m not sure how I feel about it.

If you’ve ever had to tell your great aunt how to access her email over the telephone, you probably know that old people are pretty bad at technology.

Despite these shortcomings, a significant number of them still insist on trying to remain with the times; if this were high school, they’d be the outsiders trying too hard to fit in with the cool kids.

If you’ve ever seen an old person on social media, you know exactly what I’m talking about. If you haven’t, you’re lucky. There are a lot of reasons old people make social media a terrible place. Here are 14 of them:

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Everything somehow becomes about Obama

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They interact with brands non-ironically

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They assume you’re an alcoholic

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If they’ve never seen a video, they assume that nobody else has either

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Everything is a #hashtag

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They manage to reply quicker than humanly possible

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They’re terrible at usernames

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They’re at least a full year behind the rest of the Internet

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They still play Mafia Wars

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They’re not exactly in tune with online scams

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They’re generally unattractive. It’s not their fault, but it had to be said.

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They somehow don’t know how to turn off the caps lock

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They assume everything is a Google search

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They can’t differentiate between status updates and song lyrics (even though you’re doing it wrong if you’re still posting lyrics as status updates)

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Connor Toole

Connor Toole is the Senior Humor Writer for Elite Daily, begrudgingly living in New York City and burdened with the daunting task of entertaining the discerning masses online (where he assumes everything is fake by default). He grew up in Connecticut (not the rich part) and graduated from Boston College, where he spent most of his time writing things on the Internet while majoring in a topic he didn't realize he hated until he earned the necessary credits. Standing at 6' 10", he is required by Giant Law to utter "Fee-fi-fo-fum" whenever someone asks him to. His interests include Mark Ruffalo. Feel free to contact him at ctoole@elitedaily.com as long as you aren't annoying.

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