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#BeforeFacebook I Didn't Know I Was Such A Loser!

Janet Eve Josselyn | Posted 02.05.2016 | Fifty
Janet Eve Josselyn

Before Facebook existed, I had no idea how clever and smart and photogenic all of my friends were. I had no idea that the food you all cooked looked so delicious. I had no idea you knew how to cook and I had no idea you liked cheese tamales smothered in green goop. Who knew?

The 8 New Rules Of Modern Grammar And Communication

Laurie Levy | Posted 02.02.2016 | Fifty
Laurie Levy

Pardon me. I'm having an old English teacher and senior moment. Last week, my daughter had to teach her nine-year-old daughter how to use my landline phone. That's right, my very capable granddaughter had no idea how to push the numeric buttons or get a dial tone.

The Friend Dilemma Shared By Everyone On Facebook

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 12.23.2015 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

When people wonder what I can possibly find so fascinating about social media, in particular Facebook, I explain that, with over 1,800 personal connections, my newsfeed is a microcosm of the world.

4 Ways Social Media Is Sucking All The Fun Out Of The Holidays

Jill Robbins | Posted 12.16.2015 | Fifty
Jill Robbins

I am a Christmas person. I don't love eggnog, but I love everything else about Christmas. We believe in Santa. And Jesus. The Santa and Jesus combo on the front lawn doesn't bother me ... I'll just put that out there. It makes me laugh but it doesn't bother me.

Why Smartphones Are Not Ruining Our Lives

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 11.24.2015 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

I feel a little badly for people who use their smartphones all the time. Not because they're missing out on 'real life' and have devolved into non-communicative, self-absorbed animatrons, but because I completely understand the need to be always distracted.

Yelp For Human Beings Is A Truly Horrible Idea

Jill Robbins | Posted 10.11.2015 | Fifty
Jill Robbins

Did you hear about the soon-to-be-released app, 'Peeple?' Think Yelp for humans. Yes ... applying a rating scale to humans. Yes ... really.

10 Gadgets Every Middle-Aged Person Should Have

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 09.28.2015 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

There are many contraptions that we could wear that would be useful for improving out lives. There are the ubiquitous fitness bands, but what else would be helpful?

How To Avoid 5 Popular Online Scams

Bonnie Moore | Posted 09.26.2015 | Fifty
Bonnie Moore

Although only 36 percent of Americans who reported that they were victims of Internet scams in 2014 were over 50, 50 percent of the recorded losses were from our age group. Americans over 50 lost $339 million last year to online scammers.

5 Ways To Amp Up Your Smartphone Photography

Jan Golden | Posted 09.24.2015 | Fifty
Jan Golden

The quality of the camera that comes with new smartphones today is so good, you may be tempted to put away your stand-alone digital camera forever. And since your smartphone is always handy, you're probably taking more photos than ever -- some of them pretty impressive.

Telemarketers, Listen Up. I've Finally Had It!

Laurie Levy | Posted 08.24.2015 | Fifty
Laurie Levy

Harris, C: Stop Calling Me. You called six times on Saturday, starting at 7:00 a.m. I called you back and told you DO NOT CALL ME AGAIN. EVER. NOT INTERESTED. Did that stop you? Not at all. On Sunday you called several times. My husband picked up once to figure out who you were.

Why It's So Hard For Me To Remember My Passwords

Laurie Levy | Posted 07.25.2015 | Fifty
Laurie Levy

Can you blame me for not remembering my passwords? I have an Excel sheet with over 100 websites on it and at least 16 different passwords to remember. I have tried putting the important ones in a secret place on my phone. I know that's wrong. A 12-year-old could find them in two minutes.

5 Ways To Impress Tech-Savvy Millennials

Jan Golden | Posted 07.24.2015 | Fifty
Jan Golden

Like it or not, your reaction to technology is a factor in millennials' opinion of your capabilities. Here are five ways to impress tech-savvy millennials.

Why Twitter Is The New Better Business Bureau

Ann Brenoff | Posted 07.23.2015 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

Finally, a use for social media I can wrap my head around: If you have a consumer complaint, just put it out on Twitter. Twitter, for all intents and purposes, is the new Better Business Bureau. The ability to publicly shame a company for its bad service is a weapon in the consumer arsenal.

How Technology Is Making Immortality A Reality

Amanda Bradley | Posted 07.16.2015 | Fifty
Amanda Bradley

Am I the only one who thinks that once we're in our grave, even the most controlling of control freaks should learn to let go? That writing your own obituary misses the point? If you can't trust someone else to write your obituary, perhaps you didn't live your life the way you thought you did.

How To Protect Yourself From Smartphone Scams

Jan Golden | Posted 06.13.2015 | Fifty
Jan Golden

Do you remember the first time you encountered an Internet scam? Maybe it was an email scam where if you opened a suspicious email or attachment, you were susceptible to picking up a virus that could harm your computer.

My iPhone Hell

Felice Shapiro | Posted 06.08.2015 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

My iPhone's demise has been brutal. I haven't ever been separated from it before and now it's broken -- just like that! I'm worried I may be hallucinating from the shock of sudden loss.

5 Absolutely Essential Apps For Your Phone And Tablet

Next Avenue | Bryce Kirchoff | Posted 05.17.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Bryce Kirchoff Mobile applications for phones and tablets have exploded in popularity — more than 100 billion apps...

9 Awesome Tweets From Some Hilarious Grandparents

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.04.2015 | Fifty

Sure, we know that Facebook is widely acclaimed as the midlifers' social network of choice. But we happen to know quite a few grandparents who can del...

10 Ways Technology Could Change Aging In The Next 10 Years

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.06.2015 | Fifty

Technology is changing everything, including how we will age and the quality of our senior years. Mobile devices, wearable gadgets, and Internet-based...

What The Twitterverse REALLY Thinks About Grandparents

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.02.2015 | Fifty

Since nobody believes that older people are on Twitter, we thought you might like to see what the Twitterverse has to say about grandparents when they...

Apple And IBM Are Joining Forces To Help Care For The Elderly -- In Japan

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.01.2015 | Fifty

As many as 5 million iPads will be delivered to Japanese seniors by 2020 in a plan that hopes to "dramatically improve the lives of millions," said Ap...

How To Solve 6 Common Facebook Frustrations

Jan Golden | Posted 06.27.2015 | Fifty
Jan Golden

If you're a Facebook user, you know that Facebook updates their software to introduce new features that claim to improve your experience -- and they do it without warning.

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 05.27.2015 | 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 05.13.2015 | 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.