Listen, grandparents are the best people in the world. No one's disputing that. But grandparents are good at very specific things, like making their grandkids chocolate chip pancakes or woodcarving or watching The Price Is Right every single day without fail. But one thing grandparents are not good at is using technology, and when they log on to Facebook, it leads to some wild results.
But don't blame them! Old people grew up pushing a hula hoop down an alley with a stick, not scrolling through Insta on a touchscreen-enabled device. But that makes their infantile, grasping attempts to use technology today all the funnier.
Here are some of the best moments of old people on Facebook, doing their darnedest to connect with far-away family members, Like pictures of babies, and update their friends on their status... but making enormous and hilarious mistakes along the way.
Oh no. Grandma. No.
via: RedditLook, we get it. She was trying to send grandma kisses with those Xs. But you've got to include the space, Grandma! You've got to include the space!
Grandpa's selling the Stratocaster on Facebook, and maybe even a little bit of himself, too.
via: RedditAw, this poor grandpa accidentally got his soul trapped in his guitar. Let's hope he gets out of there before it sells and he's lost forever.
I'm upset at him too.
via: RedditThe funniest thing old people do on Facebook is log on, go to a store's page, and send messages like they had just called them on the phone. It. Is. My favorite.
And now she is immortal...
via: RedditAs human beings have sought, since the dawn of time, to achieve immortality, who would've guessed that the secret to becoming one with the stars was to lose eight pounds since July?
An unknowing meme.
via: RedditMy Grandma passed away three weeks ago. I just discovered today that she was the infamous "Yim Yum Grandma." - spocxli
Grandma with the slam dunk.
via: RedditYikes Grandma, take it easy! Facebook is not the place to run your grandson through the wringer for being a lazy no-goodnik.
Great group, grandma.
via: RedditI can see why you might create a Facebook group to give away a bowl. If your first choice doesn't want the bowl, who will take the bowl? This bowl is too important to be trusted to just one person-- oh, there was only one other person in the group? Then this was just Grandma mucking it up.
Grandma's learning... (about memes).
via: RedditShe's not wrong — this guy's sign does change a lot. It changes almost every time someone new posts it. Almost like... he never had an original sign to begin with...
Grandpa's stoked, brah.
via: RedditTo justify this reaction, this baby has to be this particular grandpa's 14th or 15th gradndchild.
Even when they're mean, pop stars deserve kindness too.
via: RedditIf only this grandma had been around for the Taylor Swift/ Katy Perry feud (two singers she also has never heard of).
Grandma's got an axe to grind.
via: RedditHey grandma, real quick, because I don't think I got it — does blue cheese have mold in it? And, a follow-up: do you think that's gross or not?
Asked and answered.
via: RedditThere's something so funny about the grandma being unclear as to what is going on, having her grandson state the exact same information that was already provided, and then being blown away.
via: RedditThis is a grandma who needs just a copyeditor — one person to give her posts a once-over for tone before she submits.
"Did it record that too?"
via: RedditMan's mother likes to use the microphone function rather than typing to text while driving. - whitebeaks
If I order that wallet, I'm keeping it.
via: RedditThis one bothers me to no end. Mom, you were there! You could've just clicked "buy now"! Don't you think your son has things to do besides tracking your Amazon packages?
It keeps happening!
via: RedditThis grandma is talking to Facebook like they're speaking on a customer service line. It is, in a word, amazing.
Art is always open for interpretation.
via: RedditWhat's so fun about this Facebook grandma is that she knew enough to know that this fourth panel depicted a pop culture icon but not who it was. And yet, she was so confident they were from Lord of the Rings. Why? Why be that confident? Incredible.
Mom, if you're going to dab, get off the turkey.
via: RedditMy mom discovered BitMoji's the other day. - mrkaleeeb
Damn right I win.
via: RedditHonestly, this grandson should have let his grandma win. She doesn't know how texts work. She thinks they're instantaneous.
"Facebook. Activate Christmas protocol 147.8."
via: RedditTo be fair, this is how Alexa works now. This grandpa was just ahead of his time.
Does this dad have a direct line to Mr. Uber?
via: RedditIf this young man wants to walk in the snow, he will have to defeat Mr. Uber in singles combat.
The police are ready to assist.
via: RedditAw, look at this adorable little mom trying to navigate the jungle that is Facebook and stumbling upon a helpful police officer's page! Imagine if she'd found herself on the Facebook page of the Avon and Somerset Crips.
These will be helpful for emoji collectors.
via: RedditYou know what they say — when life says you can't have lemons, make your own lemons and then post them on Facebook.
We shop in Jesus' name.
via: RedditWhen I went to Wal-Mart when to buy Gatorade and soothe my hangover this morning, I was wondering why there was a holy glow about it.
Grandma. Read the room.
via: RedditListen, no one thinks this grandma's cancer is funny. Full stop. But also? It is very funny that she'd choose to announce it on a Facebook thread on Kevin Bacon jokes. That is something I will be thinking about until the day I die.
Is Google even listening?
via: RedditUsing Google's Facebook page like Google itself? Very fun. But using Google's Facebook page like Google itself and
Ooh, sorry, that time won't work for me.
via: RedditYes, that lady did ask to reschedule the sun. She not only doesn't get how Facebook Events work, she also doesn't get how the solar system works.
When in doubt, double down.
via: RedditI suppose it really doesn't matter who she's sending these photos to, since the fact remains — this is her and her grandchildren.
via: RedditHow are these grandmas this brutal? Do they know that even though they're on Facebook, these messages will still get to their grandchildren? Who they love?
Grandma has entered the Nether-Zone.
via: RedditMaybe Grandma's phone didn't have a connection when she tried to search for her coordinates. Maybe she really was up and transported to the Pacific ocean. In any event, she is in danger and I hope this grandson can save her.
Good deal on a ponch.
via: RedditWhat I like best about the previous generation is how quick and to-the-point they are. What's he selling? Ponch. How much is it? 35. What else do you need to know?
She has fulfilled the requirements.
via: RedditLook at this delightful grandma, just trying to join in on the group. Does she know anything about PC gaming? Maybe, maybe not. The point is, she posted a picture and that means she's in. The rules are the rules.
Mom learns about funny pictures.
via: RedditWhat's crazy is, the exact same thing happened at Matt's house...
A reasonable concern.
via: RedditYou ever meet someone at a party who can't stop talking about their One Big Issue? Even if you're talking about the NFL playoffs, or Marriage Story, or what kind of food you feed your dog, they'll always bring it back to politics? That's this grandma, except with... drones? Weird subject to get into at this point in your life, grandma.
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via: RedditHonestly, when I sat down to find out if I'd enjoy my stay at this particular location, this is not what I planned either.
Look unto me, and tremble.
via: RedditThis is the ultimate photograph of old people using Facebook. This mom found a filter, popped it on, and became what the ancients spoke of, in trembled voices, as "The Ubermom."
It's that time of year again...
via: RedditWhen my grandfather has to log into Facebook, he creates a new account instead. Today is his birthday. - GuitaristHeimerz
I don't know in what order I'm supposed to read these bubbles.
via: RedditMy father in law likes to caption pictures of my pets on Facebook. - [account deleted]
This is it. This is the best one.
via: RedditNothing will ever top this Facebook post. Everyone, just shut it down. Turn off your computers. This is the peak of comedy. I think I have to go lie down.