20 Older People Who Are Just Trying Their Best With All These New-Fangled Doohickeys

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I don’t know if you’ve noticed this, but technology has shown no signs of slowing down over the years. Quite the opposite, in fact. As you get older, it can be tough to stay up-to-date with the latest apps, tablets, social networks, and other various doodads. But — bless their hearts — these people are trying their best.

There’s a lot to unpack here. Phyllis’ apparent assumption that you can just ask Walmart anything on Facebook. Angela going out of her way to respond. And those dang poke bugs.

This is actually a brilliant ploy. This bowl is your problem now.

Say what you will about this text message, but in my experience, going to grandma’s house does usually involve turkey. Dabbing isn’t usually involved, but one out of two isn’t bad.

“I was trying to Facebook an email message from you on to our village page.” Those words…I don’t think they mean what you think they mean.  

Sure, you could take a screenshot by pressing two buttons at the same time. OR, you could drive to the nearest FedEx and pay to make a copy of your phone screen. Both are completely viable options. Next up is another person who thinks Facebook is Google…

To be fair, this person is not too far off from what they’re trying to accomplish. They are on the “Google Search App” Facebook page, after all. That’s gotta count for something, right?

I like Jo Ann. She cares enough about the celery to complain but is not falling for Ashley’s empty promises that she’ll pass along the message to the feedback compartment. Keep doing you, Jo Ann.

I cannot explain why this post brings me so much joy, but it really, really does. Good job, Carl.

Don’t worry, Grandma Holly. Give it a few years and Facebook will absolutely be able to do that for you.

OK. So they’ve learned how to use the Internet to figure out the weather forecast. That’s something! Now you just have to teach them how to close a browser window. Baby steps. I bet this person even already knows how to text. Unlike this next example…

I don’t care what you think. This is absolute poetry.

What’s funnier? That Grandma said “poops,” or that it took Grandma nine hours to realize that she had said “poops”? You’re right. They are both equally hilarious.  

That’s one way to communicate with Facebook. It’s not the right way, but it’s a way.

Trmml. Tmisf. (That means, “This really made me laugh. That mom is so funny.” That’s how this works, right?)

What are you going to do next? Post pictures of your newborn children or share your personal thoughts or something like that? No thanks. I’ll stick with the Minion and Aunty Acid memes. Surely there aren’t more examples of people using Facebook for their Google searches, right? Wrong! Here’s another one…

Dear diary, today I discovered my new catchphrase: “Oh is not the goggle my bad.”    

Is he saying that sending that note was an accident, or that his child was an accident? Either way, that’s pretty brutal, pops.

You may have just discovered the only way to make your mom happy with how much the two of you communicate. She’ll just continue this conversation forever, right?

Asking the important questions. Something tells me that this post is still there, though.

The story behind this one is that Reddit user Feebedel324‘s mom found a newspaper article that mentioned an app she was interested in downloading. Rather than, you know, downloading it, she cut out the newspaper clip and taped on the back of her phone case. You’ve got to admire the ingenuity.