104 year old Ivy Bean, reported to be the “world’s oldest Twitter user,” died on Wednesday. Bean became a Facebook user at the age of 102, but then switched to Twitter because it was easier for her. Also a fan of Wii Bowling, Bean proved that it’s never too late to jump on the tech bandwagon… and provided an inspiration to her many fans.
(Bean had 56,300 followers.)
London, England (CNN) – From the two-story care home where she lived in the northern English city of Bradford, 104-year-old Ivy Bean would tell her nearly 57,000 Twitter followers around the world what she did each day – from eating fish and chips to sitting in the garden.
Bean’s warm and friendly nature came across in every message, and she regularly corresponded with her followers. Even when she had a bad day, she never dwelled on it for long…
Wright informed Bean’s Twitter followers Wednesday that she died “peacefully” at 12:08 a.m.
We’re deeply inspired by Bean’s example – what do you think? Do you know any seniors who use social media?