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101-Year-Old Florence Detlor Is Facebook’s Oldest User

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My mom isn’t on Facebook, and for that I’m grateful, but boy do I think it’s cool that this other lady is a registered user. Florence Detlor is 101-years-old and recently got the VIP treatment at Facebook headquarters. She also met with CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg

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“There are 955 million active users on Facebook — and not all of them are in their teens or 20s,” writes Mashable. “The fastest-growing demographic on the service, for at least the last two years, has been women over 55.”

According to her profile, Florence graduated from Occidental College in 1932. She lives in Menlo Park [California] — coincidentally enough, where Facebook is now headquartered — and is “looking for a good book to read.” She joined Facebook three years ago this month, in August 2009.

Sandberg wrote on her Facebook page of the occasion, “Honored to meet Florence Detlor, who, at 101 years old, is the oldest registered Facebook user. Thank you for visiting us, Florence!”

Detlor has just over 650 friends on Facebook. No word on whether or not she’s picky with who she accepts but you can give a friend request a shot if you’re interested in getting to know her better.

(via Tecca)

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Jill Pantozzi
Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” ( She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."

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