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 wish we had Pope Francis' Twitter following of about 5 million? A simple tweet of "To change the world we must be good to those who cannot repay us" got retweeted more than 17,000 times -- just like that.
Papal celebrity aside, some midlifers used Twitter this year for poking fun. Remember when Conan O'Brien had this to say about former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright?
To change the world we must be good to those who cannot repay us.
— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) October 18, 2014
And she came back at him with this?:
I picked out my Halloween costume. I’m going as “Slutty Madeleine Albright.”
— Conan O'Brien (@ConanOBrien) October 23, 2014
We used Twitter to announce our best family moments of the year:
.@ConanOBrien I'm considering going as hunky Conan O'Brien - but that might be too far fetched.
— Madeleine Albright (@madeleine) October 23, 2014
And certainly weren't shy about posting the occasional selfie:
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) September 27, 2014
OK, maybe more than occasionally:
— Garth Brooks (@garthbrooks) November 11, 2014
Some took a trip down Memory Lane via the Twitter highway:
— Susan Sarandon (@SusanSarandon) June 19, 2014
Who didn't always love Lassie, Al?
Shooting today on the same stage where many years ago I auditioned for The Outsiders. Feels like yesterday.
— Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) November 10, 2014
And others' nailed humble-bragging pretty well, we'd say:
— Al Roker (@alroker) May 29, 2014
The wit, was always there:
I love everything about @johncusack, and am proud to have given him his first starring role in “The Sure Thing.”
— Norman Lear (@TheNormanLear) November 13, 2014
Sometimes about aging:
Really enjoying watching watching the world cup. pic.twitter.com/F2bprGkpsB
— Steve Martin (@SteveMartinToGo) June 20, 2014
And sometimes just plain silly:
Nicole Kidman's new movie is about a woman who forgets everything every time she wakes up. Finally, a horror movie about becoming a senior!
— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) November 2, 2014
— David Duchovny (@davidduchovny) April 27, 2014
Readers, post your favorite tweets by midlifers in the comments below.