101-yr-old US woman is Facebook's oldest user

Aug 30, 2012, 07:24 IST | Agencies

A 101 year-old woman from California is Facebook's oldest official registered user, the social networking giant has revealed.

Florence Detlor recently paid a visit to Facebook’s headquarters in the Silicon Valley and met founder Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg, the chief operating officer of the site.

Sandberg later posted a photo to Facebook of herself with Detlor and Zuckerberg.

She likes: Florence Detlor with Facebook founder and COO Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg

It was accompanied by the caption, ‘Honored to meet Florence Detlor, who at 101 years old is the oldest registered Facebook user. Thank you for visiting us Florence!’

According to her profile Detlor graduated from Occidental College in Los Angeles in 1932, and joined Facebook in August 2009 and as of Tuesday morning, Detlor had 652 Facebook friends.

“I like to think of new friends,” she posted Monday, suggesting that some on that list may have appeared thanks to her 15 minutes of social-media fame.

She’s a regular, but not overly prolific, poster on the site. But in three years, she’s ‘liked’ only two things: the Sony Dash, a pre-iPad tablet of sorts, and Dogwork.com, a site that specialises in animal videos.

“I was really impressed with what he’s doing with his imagination and efforts. After all, he’s a busy person and gracious to come out and speak with me,” said Detlor.

“They put me in my wheelchair and pushed me around. I brought my own wheelchair so I’d be comfortable. They took me over to the part of the building where his office is and a whole bunch of computer people. It was very interesting. He was really gracious and very nice,” she said of her visit to the Facebook headquarters. 

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