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Tethered To Tech And Resenting It

Next Avenue | Carol A. Cassara | Posted 04.06.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Carol A. Cassara Dawn, Sunday morning, sitting at my desk in front of my computer screen, a thought crossed my mind....

5 Tech Terms You Secretly Wish You Understood

Jan Golden | Posted 03.27.2015 | Fifty
Jan Golden

Technology is changing at an incredible pace. Keeping up with tech terms can be confusing and intimidating. You run across them all the time -- reading online, listening to the news and watching TV. Instead of understanding the story, you're left scratching your head and missing the point.

My Dad Gave Over $6,000 Away To Scammers. Here's What Happened Next.

Ellen Isaacs | Posted 03.13.2015 | Fifty
Ellen Isaacs

My Dad gave over $6,000 away to Internet/mail/phone scammers. Even after talking with FBI and U.S. Postal Service agents regarding seniors and scams, he was convinced that friendly 'investors' who were calling him up to 20 times a day were going to give him a million dollars.

Think Boomers Have Nothing to Teach Younger Generations About Social Media? Think Again

Tira Harpaz | Posted 03.06.2015 | Fifty
Tira Harpaz

Because social media moves so quickly and the world seems to demand an immediate response, people feel the need for instantaneous and often wrong-headed reactions.

5 Technology Choices That Make You Look Old

Jan Golden | Posted 03.06.2015 | Fifty
Jan Golden

I don't consider myself an early adopter to technology. I've never camped outside Best Buy and I only upgrade my phone when Verizon tells me it's time. However, I am interested in new ways of doing things, especially if they save me time and money. I like to keep at a moderate pace with technology.

What I Don't Want To See On Facebook -- Ever

Janet Eve Josselyn | Posted 02.27.2015 | Fifty
Janet Eve Josselyn

Everyone knows someone who shares way too much on Facebook. Too much information about the awards your children have won or too many pictures of the food you're about to eat. So I offer this advice: there are the 10 things that you should avoid posting on Facebook.

The Disturbing Technology Trend Among Midlifers

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 02.26.2015 | Fifty
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

There seems to be a pervasive attitude in my Gen X group that technology is destroying our youth. We worry they'll be unable to succeed at face-to-face communication and connection. But I'm also noticing an equally disturbing trend among midlifers.

Why Virtual Friends Can Be So Much Better Than The Real Thing

Mary McLaurine | Posted 02.24.2015 | Fifty
Mary McLaurine

Have you ever tried to explain to someone who has absolutely no clue that cyber relationships are where you have connected with what are now some of your very best and most cherished friends?

The One Time When Age Is Really NOT Just A Number

Phyllis Sues | Posted 03.14.2015 | Fifty
Phyllis Sues

About 10 years ago a good friend, who I totally respected and who is publishing a book on his philosophy of living called 'Presence Is Power' (love the title), told me that if I didn't get a computer there was no way I could keep up, understand, or live in this world of electronics. Finally, I gave in.

The Most Memorable, Most Hilarious Tweets By Midlifers In 2014

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 12.17.2014 | Fifty

While Twitter may not be midlifers' first-choice for a social media platform, without question their presence is felt there. And who among us doesn't ...

3 Reasons Why Twitter May Be An Older Person's Best Friend

Lisa Lewis Tyre | Posted 01.25.2015 | Fifty
Lisa Lewis Tyre

Much has been made of the fact that social media often keeps us from getting out into the world and forming real relationships, but what if you can't get out into the world? What if your health keeps you homebound and Facebook doesn't work because your 'friends' are more interested in what their grandchildren are doing than conversing with you? Don't discount social media!

Why Trying To Buy A New Computer Left Me Dazed And Confused

Lisa K. Friedman | Posted 12.24.2014 | Fifty
Lisa K. Friedman

My computer is dying. It is sluggish while searching, switching between programs and completing tasks. Sometimes, it experiences a Parkinsonian-like freeze and we sit there staring at each other while waiting in silence for the uncomfortable episode to pass. Often, when I make a request, the little wheel spins and spins as if trying to remember what to do.

The Very First Thing Most Boomers Do After They Wake Up Each Morning

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 10.30.2014 | Fifty

Almost half (47 percent) of Baby Boomers rise before 6 a.m. and the very first thing most of them (73 percent) do is check their personal email, accor...

Yagana Shah

114-Year-Old Woman Lies About Age To Join Facebook

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 10.13.2014 | Fifty

We can think of plenty of reasons people would lie about their age -- pride, vanity, or to get into the coolest club. But Anna Stoehr's reason was muc...

Why I Want To Remain Twitter Illiterate

Laurie Levy | Posted 09.21.2014 | Fifty
Laurie Levy

I must confess I have hit my limit with technology. While finishing 'The Circle' by Dave Eggers on my Nook, I updated my Facebook fan page linked to important stuff. Then I sent out a Constant Contact newsletter asking people to 'like,' forward, subscribe to, and read my blog. Next I tried to fix my blog to make it more likable. Ok, not easy, but so far I'm getting it.

Why Senior Citizens Could Be The Next Frontier For Tech Companies

HuffPost Live | Posted 07.07.2014 | Fifty

As tech companies focus on becoming faster, hipper and younger with their designs, they could be missing out on huge opportunities with a growing demo...

The Key To Staying Young (That Has Nothing To Do With Food, Fillers Or Fitness)

Susan Berger | Posted 06.12.2014 | Fifty
Susan Berger

We are more fit, more fun and more happening than previous generations. We wear similar clothing, like the same music and enjoy the same movies, books and television shows.

WATCH: Elders React To Selfie Craze And It's Hysterical

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | Posted 04.11.2014 | Fifty

When it comes to generational gaps, few things can illustrate the differences between millennials and boomers as clearly as the "selfie." It's a p...

Yagana Shah

The 15 Best Texts Grandparents Ever Sent

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 04.14.2014 | Fifty

First comes the Facebook request, and then come texts, as far as grandparents are concerned. If you haven't noticed already, older people are becoming...

Why My Biggest Resolution Is To Pick Up The Phone

Linda Wolff | Posted 05.31.2014 | Fifty
Linda Wolff

Years ago, if I misbehaved, missed a curfew, or brought home a less than ideal report card, privileges would be taken away. If I was really naughty (so hard to imagine!) I would be grounded. No TV, no friends on the weekend, nothing. Nada. However, the worst punishment by far was when my phone privileges were taken away.

Why You May Have Been 'Unfriended' On Facebook

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 02.21.2014 | Fifty

Someone posed the question the other day: When you disconnect from someone on Facebook, are you "unfriending" them or "defriending" them? Frankly, thi...

15 Best Shortcuts For iPhones And Androids

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Sara Schwartz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com When you first unwrapped your new smartphone and examined it's shiny face, you probably realized that you were holdin...

Yagana Shah

10 Of The Most Obnoxious Facebook Overshares

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty

Remember the good old days when you'd get your class yearbook and spend hours scanning through your classmates' photos? Today, Facebook has made it po...

The Surprising Mistake Post 50s Are Making Online

Posted 10.23.2013 | Fifty

Just because they're considered "mature adults" doesn't mean post 50s are immune to the same kind of drama endured by teens on Facebook. A new survey ...

Why Hybrid Cars Are Really Becoming Popular Among Older Drivers

Posted 10.11.2013 | Fifty

Automakers, take note. When it comes to cars, older consumers are just as concerned with keeping up appearances as their younger counterparts. And the...