113-year-old woman fudges her date of birth to join the social networking site
New York: Anna Stoehr, one of the oldest living people in the world at age 113, has finally got herself a Facebook account. She had to lie about her actual age as the earliest birth year listed on Facebook to create a new profile is 1905.
Stoehr, the oldest resident of Minnesota, decided to fudge her age by 15 years and submitted her age as 99 to get through.
Anna Stoehr mentioned her age as 99 to create an account on Facebook. pic/ap
Born October 15, 1900, she is set to celebrate her 114th birthday this week. For her social media exposure, she is thankful to a wireless company’s sales representative who befriended her to teach her how to email and browse the Internet. Referred to as the ‘oldest teenager’ in the online community, Stoehr is now using an iPad to connect with family members and friends on the social networking site.