Obviously there is no age limit to twittering
Ivy Bean has become the UK’s oldest Tweeter after signing up for the micro-blogging site at the age of 104.
People can follow the silver surfer’s updates at ‘IvyBean104 ‘ on Twitter.com
Her first posts have included “Looking forward to Deal or No Deal later,” “just having a cuppa,” and “chicken casserole was lovely, going to have a nod now.”
And she is not the only pensioner at Hillside Manor residential home in Bradford, west Yorks, to be regularly getting online.
Pat Wright, Residence Manager said: “All the residents are taking a leaf out of her book. Four signed up for ‘computer-college’ while others joined Facebook, surf the net and enjoy themselves with ten-pin bowling on the games console.”
Mrs Bean was already a keen Facebook user but members of the IT support service the Geek Squad helped the pensioner get bang up to date.
The Geek Squad set her up and gave her some navigation training and top tips on how to manage the social networking phenomenon.
The support group is now challenging the Twittersphere to find out if there is actually someone older than Ivy posting updates on their whereabouts, updates and activities. Make sure you catch her before she logs off for her daily weekday appointment with Noel Edmonds on ‘Deal or No Deal’.
“It’s brilliant to help someone as inspirational as Ivy to get started and teach her about Twitter,” said agent Martin Dix
“She’s quite tech savvy and already signed up to Facebook with 4,800 friends. She shows others that you shouldn’t be frightened of technology. If she was 50 years younger, I’m sure she’d make an ace Agent herself.”
Twitter membership figures are on the rise with adults and recent figures found that 45 – 54 year-olds are the site’s top demographic.