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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 11.25.2014 | 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...

10 Reasons Why You Should Have a Blog

Posted 08.09.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Lisa Endlich It's less about fame and fortune than creating a living legacy This article originally appeared on G...

The Important Vow I Made To Myself

Carol Orsborn | Posted 08.17.2013 | Fifty
Carol Orsborn

It's first thing in the morning and I'm, once again, at the computer instead of meditating on the bank of the river that runs past our house.

5 Fun Facts About How Post 50s Are Using The Internet

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 06.08.2013 | Fifty

If you think a lot of technology has passed seniors by, think again. Recent research shows that baby boomers comprise the fastest growing segment of s...

7 Great Tech Gifts For Midlifers

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 12.31.2012 | Fifty

Besides a universal remote that is easy to program and can actually replace the five other remotes you currently need to watch TV, what tech devices a...

7 Must-Read Blogs For Post 50 Women

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 11.27.2012 | Fifty

The Urban Dictionary describes "blogosphere" as something akin to a million lunatics wandering the streets mumbling to themselves. Write it all down a...

From Eight-Track Players To Pong: What's Your Earliest Tech Memory?

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 07.01.2013 | Fifty

"I remember our first little black-and-white TV, and our first color set several years later, and how much tweaking you had to do to get even crappy green faced images."

WATCH: Sites To Help Post 50 Job-Seekers

CNET | Posted 07.07.2012 | Fifty

The June employment report released July 6 showed dismal growth of just 80,000 jobs but contained a silver lining for older workers: Those 55+ who wer...

8 Social Media Tips For Post 50s

Posted 05.18.2012 | Fifty

AARP and Best Buy's Geek Squad recently announced a new partnership to help AARP members take full advantage of all that technology has to offer them....

What I Learned From My Unplugged Son

Melissa T. Shultz | Posted 07.17.2012 | Fifty
Melissa T. Shultz

I've met other kids like my son who, unlike my generation, can disconnect quicker -- and not just because their parents or teachers have taken their cellphones and laptops away. I think they genuinely know how to hang out and have a good time without them. Could it be a trend?