Facebook’s Oldest (and Cutest!) User Has Been Through Two World Wars

Facebook's Oldest UserThis. Is. Adorable. There are 955 million active users on Facebook. The oldest of 'em all? Meet Florence Detlor. At an impressive 101 years young, the California native has been an active user of the site since August 2009 and is officially Facebook's most elderly user, according to Facebook (of course).

Good ol' Mark Zuckerberg (who is the probably age of one of Detlor's grandchildren ... or her grandchildren's grandchildren) invited the fan to visit Facebook HQ and hang with him and Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg. Appropriately, the threesome snapped a pic and, surprise surprise, Detlor uploaded it to her timeline. Too. Cute. For. Words. Get this: the photo has 5,000 likes!

Wow. Over the age of 100 and still using computers? This is a woman after my own heart! Heck, I'd much rather see older individuals using the popular site than the youngins, yaknowhatI'msayin?


Think about it: This woman has been through both world wars. She knew the world before computers even existed and saw the rising of Apple as a major MAJOR front-runner in the tech world. I wonder what she would have to say about all of today's technological nonsense. Does she think Facebook is fun? What does she do there? If she's anything like my grandma, who yes is on the site, then my guess is play games and like every single photo my father posts online.

I can just imagine some of her status updates:

"Went to knitting club today. It was a spool of fun!"

"The girls came over to play bridge tonight. Nina couldn't stop falling asleep, that pesky broad!"

"Looking for a young man to help me with some household chores. Please write letter with interest to [insert home address here]."

"That young fellow Leonardo DiCaprio looks JUST like a handsome young John Kennedy!"

"There's nothing like having my grandkids over for pancakes on Sundays."

... I love it. Here's to many more years of Facebook fun for Florence.

Are you a fan of Facebook? Are your parents or grandparents on the site?


Image via Emily Abbate

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