Don't Cry, Fail Whale: World's Oldest Twitter User Passes Away At Ripe Old Age Of 104

July 28, 2010


Seen here using a remarkably small font for a 400-year old, Ivy Bean, the world's oldest Twitter user, has passed away. Her tweets, and old-lady aroma, will be missed.

From the two-story care home where she lived in the northern English city of Bradford, 104-year-old Ivy Bean would tell her nearly 57,000 Twitter followers around the world what she did each day -- from eating fish and chips to sitting in the garden.

Bean's online activity drew headlines in recent years because of her age, and she had been called the world's oldest Twitter user, though that is difficult to verify. She became a member of Facebook at age 102, but she quickly migrated to Twitter because it was easier, she said, and because she could have more followers.

She had maxed out her friend limit on Facebook. Earlier this year, Bean tweeted that she had 25,000 pending friend requests.

Wait -- WHAT?! This ol' lady had 25,000 Facebook friend requests and I have to sell my ass on the street like a f***ing hotdog vendor to get you to join the Geekologie Facebook page? WHAT DOES SHE HAVE THAT I DON'T?! Style and grace? Okay what else? Dentures? Pfft -- you think I won't knock all my teeth out?! Somebody gimme an ice-skate, I'm about to 'Cast Away' this shit.

R.I.P. Ivy

Ivy Bean, 'world's oldest Twitter user,' dead at 104 [cnn]
The Geekologie Facebook Page, WHICH YOU WILL JOIN

Thanks to DC_Dewd, who may or may not have cybered with her at some point (he says he did).

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