Music can take you on a journey, make you laugh, cry and touch the deepest part of your soul. So can a photograph. I come to photography as a musician, attracted to visual narratives that define an unsuspected beauty in a specific place in time. I am a champion of the overlooked, and see my photography as a way to research, create change and inject some beauty into the world.
Seniors are one of the fastest growing groups on social media (websites like Facebook, Twitter, and Linkedin). They are realizing that social media can be a great tool for staying in contact with family and friends, sharing photos, and sharing their ideas. If you are a senior who has been debating whether or not to start using social media, never say never.
Mashable released an article about Anna Stoehr, a 113 year old woman who recently started an account on Facebook. She was trying to sign up before her birthday so that she could get some happy birthday posts from family members, but there was a problem. When she signed up she found that Facebook wouldn’t let her enter her true age in, so she had to change it to the spry age of 99 to get her account rolling.
The internet can be a tricky place to navigate, with some interesting rules that are supposed to be followed. Don’t let that deter you though. It is completely possible for anyone to figure out if they have the patience, or especially some help.
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Thank you to Kathryn Auerbach for inviting me to participate in such an important article about and for seniors!!