Posts Tagged ‘ Facebook ’

SENIORS ACTIVE ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Sep 24th, 2014 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Social media and the Internet are a conundrum for some seniors. However, increasingly, seniors are using the Internet for a variety of purposes… shopping, news, games for mental stimulation (and just plain fun!), and staying in touch with friends and the world in general. The latter is what social media is all about, and seniors are participating.

Forbes recently reported that senior citizens are living longer, are more active and are becoming more literate online. Senior activity centers and groups focusing on senior activity abound with classes to learn to use computers and the Internet. We have not only become Internet-literate, we are enjoying the variety of stimulation our computers offer. Including social media.



WHY FACEBOOK IS LOSING ITS APPEAL

Apr 8th, 2013 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

To be sure there are some attractions and residual appeal left to visiting Facebook. But, and that’s no small but, there is much about it that is addictive and just downright tiring. I suppose for some, younger and generated by fascination, that is the hallmark of much of what comes through on the largest blog there is, it maintains its appeal. For others, of us who have “been there, done that” Facebook represents a fad of sorts that holds attention by its various attention getting methods. No longer so, for others of us.

Increasingly, at least in conversations, I am discovering how many are dropping out and leaving the mystique, if that is what it is, of Facebook behind. There is enough “sameness” about it that leads to, well, nowhere, that many are beginning, in fact, to search elsewhere for stimulation