Facebook has become one of the fastest growing social networks among the over 55 age group. With younger ones gradually leaving Facebook, there will be a massive shift in the way Facebook looks and how it will be used.
With an 80.4% growth in the over 55 age group, it has now become the largest growing demographic that currently uses Facebook. Social media week provides some tips on why your loved one should be a part of it as well, and how you can help them learn.
Social media makes it remarkably easy to keep in touch with your friends and family. Facebook is the perfect place to keep your loved one updated with what is going on with the family.
Posting pictures of what their nieces and nephews have gotten up to throughout the week would just put a giant smile on your loved ones face.
Instead of your loved one always watching the same movies or reading the same books, now they can jump onto Facebook and see what their friends and family have been up to and even take a look at the Facebook games.
Get your loved one to join Facebook groups that they might be interested in. Posts on Facebook can spread like wildfire, if your loved one has an interest in books, movies, at home exercises etc. someone else will definitely pop up with an answer or a suggestion.
Always post clear pictures
Make sure you always post clearly and that it is easily understood on Facebook so your loved one is able to see and read what is going on. If you’re not posting clear enough they may not be able to fully engage with the post.
Even though Facebook is a great place for your loved one to stay updated with their family, they should not add anyone that they don’t know or click on any links that don’t seem trustworthy. Make sure they have strict privacy settings and don’t lose the password.
Facebook is a great place for your loved one to continually stay connected with their family and possibly reach out to past friends that they haven’t spoken to in a while. Although Facebook might be initially intimidating to your loved one, they will begin to love the way it connects them to their family, especially family members they don’t get to see often.