At the ripe old age of 104, Ivy Bean is the worlds oldest Twitterer.

At the ripe old age of 104, Ivy Bean is the worlds oldest Twitterer.

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There’s no stopping Ivy.

Already an avid Facebook user, she couldn’t resist the urge to explore other social networks. Fortunately  IT support service the ‘Geek Squad’ recommended she join the cool kids on Twitter and less than 24 hours ago, Brit Ivy Bean posted her first updates:

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She’s not shy, with 9 updates on her first day, most of which revolve around ‘having a nod’ (‘nod’ is a sleep in the UK), she’s already managed to pull in 200 followers at time of writing – well on her way.

It’s difficult to be 100% certain as to whether Mrs Bean takes the prize for oldest Twitterer, one thing is for sure however – you’d be hard pressed to find other people her age willing to try new online tools.

For people of an older age or individuals who suffer from illness of some sort, Twitter (and other social networks) can play a wonderful role in preventing loneliness, developing communication skills and generally keeping the mind at work.

(If you haven’t read it already, make sure you have a read of “Brain-Twitter: Tweeting using electrical impulses generated by thought”.)

Photo: PA

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