Betty on the News: 104-Year-Old is the Oldest Woman on Twitter
British centenarian Ivy Bean may be the oldest person on Twitter, but that isn’t slowing her down
-Margeaux Baulch Klein
While some centenarians may claim knitting or reading to their great-grandchildren as their favorite activity, 104-year-old Ivy Bean enjoys updating her status on Twitter in her free time. And, while she may be the oldest person on the social networking site, she certainly isn’t the least popular, having accumulated nearly 40,000 followers since she first signed up in May.
Bean, who turned 104 last Tuesday, frequently tweets from her account, @IvyBean104, about such topics as getting her hair done, eating fish and chips, and watching her favorite game show, Deal or No Deal, on TV from a nursing home in Bradford, England.
Before getting into Twitter, Bean was already active on Facebook where she quickly maxed out her 5,000 friend limit.
Her other favorite hobby? Bowling on Nintendo Wii. (CNN)