Twitter for Seniors

By now, almost everyone has heard of twitter. However, many people don’t understand how it works or how to get the most out of it. A comprehensive survey found that 87% of Americans have heard of Twitter, but only 7% use it. Compare that with Facebook where 88% have heard of it and 41% have a profile.

This may be because people are unaware that you can use and enjoy Twitter without ever sending a tweet. In fact, around 53% of Twitter users never post any updates. There are many interesting people, companies and organizations that you can follow on Twitter to get information and see discussions.

In order to get started, you must first create an account. Once you do that, you can begin to “follow” certain people and organizations. “Following” someone on Twitter means that you will see when they post something. However, they will not have access to any personal information as you will just be observing what they say. When you log in, you will see all of the recent tweets of the people you are following.

Here are a few Twitter accounts that you can follow:

– Follow the CDC health Twitter (@CDC_eHealth) to get valuable information and updates on health and medications.

– Follow the AARP home & Family Twitter (@AARPFamily) to get information for caregivers, advice for the elderly and fun stories.

– Follow MNT Seniors News (@mnt_seniors) to get the latest seniors and aging news published daily.

Here is a blog with 7 eldercare tweets to follow.

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