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Social networking for seniors

Can a 66-year-old get the hang of Facebook?

AT THE AGE OF 66, I decided to join Facebook. Though I realize this social network is primarily used by younger people, I thought I could reconnect with old friends. Now that a year has passed, I can say I am both intrigued and miffed by this social phenomenon.

I have yet to master or even understand the nuances of Facebook. For example, why do I get messages from people I don’t know who are doing things I’ve never heard of, such as kite-boarding?

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