18 Times Older People Showed Young Folks How Social Media Was Done

Kasia Mikolajczak
young man with his hand on his head looking confused
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We younger folks consider ourselves tech-savvy. But even we can't always keep up with all the apps and internet updates. So can you imagine how much harder it is for the older generation? Oh, yeah. I do feel for those folks, alright.

How many times have you stumbled upon a hilarious post from a senior where you were just as confused as the person who attempted it? Well, as it turns out there's even a Twitter account entirely devoted to it, called "Old People Online" and I guarantee it's going to make you laugh.

This Confusing Poll

Oh, boy! This poor old man tried to upload a picture of a dining room set, but totally failed, so he thought a poll like this would solve his problem. Um, I hate to break it to him, but this isn't how you do it.

This Unimpressed Response

funny phone message
twitter | @oldpplonline

When a grandfather isn't impressed with his child's offspring. This is precious, no? I bet he was like "I have seen one of those things before, not impressed." Ha, ha! I just love this response here. It's the best one.

This Message Of Peace And Love

It looks to me like somebody hasn't learned how to crop properly. Aww! But as they say, it's the thought that counts. Am I right? Perhaps next time, it will work out a little better for them. Here's hoping, lol.

This Complicated Issue

Here's one of those instances when it's going to be quite difficult to explain why you don't have permission to view this picture. How will this grandma understand this confusion? Um, all I can say is good luck to you.

This Talk-To-Text Confusion

confusing talk-to-text attempted by an older gentleman who posted online
twitter | @oldpplonline

Oh, my goodness. What in the heck is going on here? Ah, I get it. This gentleman tried his hand at talk-to-text, but it didn't exactly go his way. The look on his face in this picture says it all, my friends.

This Google Faux Pas

This is what happens when grandma mistakes messenger for Google, haha. I bet whoever got this message was as confused as we are. I would love to see their reply. But then again, they probably didn't want to embarrass grandpa.

This Candid Conversation

OMG! Talking about being quite honest here. Am I right? Haha! I can't stop laughing at that. I wonder what the person on the other end of this conversation thought of that. Hmm, I bet they were like, "Thanks ... I think."

This Anger

Oh, oh! Somebody pissed off the wrong person, lol. And now they're going to sue, but what for? I still don't understand that. And will they sue the company or the person asking the question? I am so confused, haha.

This Stellar Review

I guess this person thought a 5-star review meant the product really sucked. Somebody needs to let them know this is not how it works. But then again, what's the point? Chances are they won't get it anyway, hehe.

This Autocorrect

Okay, this is the funniest autocorrect I have seen in a while. How about you? Something tells me that the people who code these laugh at our expense. What do you think? It sounds about right, no?

This Bad Experience

Oh, oh! I think Walmart thought this person was complimenting them when, in fact, they have quite the opposite in mind. I love their response, though. It's simple and right to the point, no? You can't argue with that, haha.

This Helpful Grandma

funny response to a picture
twitter | @oldpplonline

Aww, so nice of grandma to offer to clean her grandson's place, huh? Oh, my goodness. If only she knew that this was a total joke. This reminds me of some funny comments my MIL usually makes online.

This Confused Soul

Somebody needs to help this person get rid of the BIG WORDS! Don't you see they're driving them mad? Come on, people. Help the guy out. He'll never stop asking otherwise. It's in everybody's best interest to put a stop to this ASAP.

This Odd Response

Haha! What did Candy Crush Soda do to this guy? That's what I would like to know. Whatever it was, he took care of them once and for all. At least you have to give him credit for knowing how to block someone.

This Desperate Plea

It seems to me that somebody is really desperate to get some apple sauce. But why do they absolutely have to know the price before they go to Walmart? All the time it took them to try to search for it online, it would have been faster to just go there in person. Am I right, or am I right?

This TMI

Oh, boy! I think it's fair to say nobody wanted to read this message. Somebody needs to tell this man to keep stuff like this to himself. It's a picture in my head I would like to forget. Do you know what I'm saying?

And This TMI

Wow! Just when I thought things couldn't get worse — they did! Haha! Somebody, please stop this person from posting all about their bodily functions. The rest of the world would really be thankful to you for that.

This Alarming Concern

OMG! I don't know about you, but I think this one is the funniest one so far. To think this poor soul actually thinks that wifi can run through their body is both hilarious and sad. Who's going to break it to them, haha?

Oh, my goodness!

Alexis Rose from Schitt's Creek shaking her head and saying "I'm laughing my head off."
Giphy | CBC

I hope these funny posts and texts made your day. I do feel bad for older people struggling to navigate this whole confusing online space, but I can't help but chuckle when I see these. It's all in good fun, folks. We certainly don't mean anything by it. Sometimes we all need a good laugh at somebody else's account.