Welsh gran, 103, is world’s oldest Facebooker who uses iPad for updates

Thursday, December 16, 2010

LONDON - A great grandmother from Wales has become the world’s oldest Facebook user at the age of 103, and she updates her status using an iPad.

Lillian Lowe revealed she had signed up for the website to keep track of what her seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren are up to, and said that she is a big fan of the social-networking site.

“I love it - it is very exciting. It’s a wonderful way of finding out about things,” the Daily Mail quoted Lowe from Tenby, Pembrokeshire, south Wales, as saying.

“I have been on Facebook for a few weeks now, some of the grandchildren do get up to some antics.

“I have seen a few things over the years, so nothing really shocks me these days anyway.

“I go on the Facebook about twice a week, I have about 30 friends at the moment so there’s quite a lot to catch up on.

“At the moment I use my grandson’s iPad but I am very hopeful to get one of my own, there are some great new models out at the moment.

“I can recommend it for any grandparents to keep in touch with their family with ringing all the time,” she added.

Her family believe Lowe, who will turn 104 in two months, is the oldest of the social networking website’s 500 million users around the world.

The retired hotelier and businesswoman is thought to have taken the crown of oldest Facebook user from 104-year-old Ivy Bean who died in her sleep in July. (ANI)

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