We love being able to connect with everyone we know over the internet. Social media is undoubtedly one of the most powerful tools at anyone's disposal. But sometimes people don't really know the unspoken rules of the internet. More specifically, the generations who grew up without social media seem to not always know the right way to go about certain things. For this list, we've gone over some of the best moments from the elderly (and some less old people) who should maybe rethink their use of social media. Don't delay! Get to reading!
Okay before we address the response of the person we have to acknowledge the elephant in the room...there was a movement of Christian moms against dabbing?? Was there something innately unchristian about this? Well, apparently that didn't matter to this lady as all she was concerned about was the acknowledgment of her own Christianity. She doesn't care what the kids are doing these days, she just wants to be a part of the bigger Christian mom picture.
Well, you've made it there, ma'am. Now if you only knew what dabbing was, you might even consider doing that yourself right about now. But then you wouldn't be a Christian mom against dabbing. Quite the conundrum.
There are many ways to get things done in a store that you think needs a change. You can speak to the management at the store, leave some feedback on the website, maybe even make a petition if it's a strong enough case. But one thing we didn't think about that this lady, Ellen, did is to just go on their Facebook page and directly as for help through a post.
We're actually surprised that they responded like this. Well, they probably are pretty conscientious about customer care, so it's not that unreasonable. but apparently they're not conscientious enough to buy more registers. Thanks, Ellen.
In Need Of Help
Now here's another person who went directly to Walmart's Facebook page for help. We have to really admore the willingness of Walmart to engage their customers in conversations like this, especially when they need some support. However, we're not sure whether this Robb fellow was actually in need of some help or was trying to troll the superstore as he didn't really have anything to say to them at all.
Well, at least we know that Walmart will be with us whenever we need them. Even when all we need is a little bit of help in the form of being noticed
You know those moments when you just feel the government isn't doing enough and you just want to yell at the establishment? Well, on woman over on Twitter named Joy certainly knows the feeling and decided to (contrary to her name) spread hatred for their wrongdoings. Unfortunately for her, it turns out she wasn't exactly yelling at the correct people, and they had quite the hilarious interaction.
We're with you, Joy. The name of this women's magazine is pretty misleading. We're just happy they had the patience to deal with this woman in the proper way. That's not usually how Twitter argunents go down.
Holding On To Feelings
Sometimes you need someone to talk to and tell your insecurities to. Luckily for us, Sbarro, the Italian restaurant with over 600 locations worldwide jas our back for that. It seems, though, that they took things a little too far when Gene told them about herself. They wanted more info but that was all she was willing to share. it must have taken courage and a lot of willpower to tell them this.
It actually kind of sounds like a secret discussion in a way. We're imagining Gene as a spy's informant who's said all she can at this point and needs to go before they find her. We crack ourselves up.
Why do old people never seem to know who they're speaking to on the internet? It seems Kmart is the place you want to go if you're lamenting the loss of a dear animal. Well, maybe not your own, but any prayers for your friends pets go a long way as well. And Kmart is happy to say a few words for your lived pets as well.
We wonder how so many people found Kmart and decided to start talking to then about their pets. It seems a little bit too coincidental to be an accident.
Green Giant Celery
Sometimes old people actually do know who they're talking to and you really need to appreciate their willingness and gall to be able to tell of whoever they think are doing wrong in their eyes. In this case, it seems Jo Ann was pretty upset about the state of the celery that Green Giant produces. We were happy to hear that they'd submit her feedback, but we'd be surprised if they actually did.
See the thing is that celery grows from the ground, so the likelyhood of it being dirty is basically guaranteed at some point during it's harvesting. We wonflder if Jo Ann knows that.
Outback Steakhouse Advertising
It seems like old people not only seem to not know how to use social medai, but they also don't understand sometimes the interactions made online. In this case, someone encountered the Outback Steakhouse facebook trying to engage with users through the use of advertising. Although it seems like the person who respinded to them didn't have any time to entertain their desire to get people to east their food.
Apparently, they have to understand when it's actually time to engage with their users. If you want to talk about having lunch over there, you need to wait to talkthe same day.
The Former Mexican President
We all know Twitter as that place where we're able to voice our opinions and interact with others who either share or oppose that opinion. The greatest thing about it is that you can also interact with people that you'd normally not have a chance to speak with. So when we saw that the former presodent of Mexico eent online to bash Trump, we were so happy about it.
But then we saw his post. While it definitely did an awesome job at sticking it to the man and letting him know just how many people don't want him, we also question the selfie and the mention of Pokemon Go.
Grandma Can Handle It
If you are friends with a lot of people on social media, you should probably be aware of who your audience is. If, for example, you're friends with your family, you might not want to post any pictures or make weird statements that would put you in uncomfortable situations with them. Well, this person decided to do both when he tried to show off his body to the peiple onlne.
We can't tell what's funnier: the fact that his grandma actually responded to the post or the fact that she pretty much admitted how much more she can get it conpared to him.
Sometimes your grandparents and other older folk actually do know how to use social media, and they can actually use it a little too well. In this case, a man was using the power of the internet to live a fantasy for all of about 8 hours before his granddaughter decided to call him out on his trick. And man, he was certainly not happy about that one.
We're not sure what they're relationship is, but it doesn't seem that it's a very good one. Too bad her grandpa doesn't know internet etiquette as well as he knows how to use it.
Looking For Answers
You gotta love the way that people use social media. For Bradley, he realized that there just might be a way to find justice for his wife who had been recently fired from her job at the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store. Unsurprisingly, they didn't get back to him on that one, but on the bright side, people were willing to help him get the justice that he and his wife deserved.
Unfortunately, we have yet to see an answer for this incident. We, as well as everyone over on Facebook, are wishing him success in finding the answers he is seeking.
A Partner For The Granddaughter
This one is not something we were expecting. At first, we thought that she might have opened up a Tinder profile because she wasn't sure that the app was a dating app. But upon closer inspection, it became quite clear that she knew exactly what she was doing. Turns out the profile wasn't for her, but for her granddaughter for whom she wanted to find a partner for. How sweet.
We admire the enthusiasm this woman had to get her granddaughter together with someone. We're just not positive that she had a conversation about this with her granddaughter and confirmed that she was seeking.
While social media is great for communicating and finding these out that you normally might not have access to, one of the things that it doesn't really work out for is ordering food. There are actual websites and apps for that and typically the Facebook page is used to show photos of the menu as well as the menu itself. Apparently, this guy didn't exactly get the memo on that one.
The thing is, we're not sure what he was trying to say. Was he trying to order corn for himself, or was he trying to tell them that they need to order corn for their restaurant?
Happy Or Sad
One of the many things that social media is good for is the ability to communicate with people when you need to the most. But sometimes the internet is not always the best interface for the atmosphere of certain conversations. When it comes to the passing of a loved one, the use of Facebook can lead to some pretty insensitive or silly misunderstandings, such as this one below:
Well, it actually is possible that this wasn't exactly a misunderstanding, but we're going to along with the narrative that this was not what Erma meant to say about her aunt.
Another of the many useful things about social media, many people and places are able to advertise things that others may not know about. Take National Pet Day, for example. This animal hospital wanted its patients to have a wonderful day by notifying their owners about the special day. One person, however, didn't seem to understand that she had posted her question in a thread completely unrelated to the topic at hand.
In fact, we're not exactly sure that this was the right place for this sort of question at all. Maybe they should have called the hospital up on the phone with this question.
No More Foolishness
One of our favorite things about social media is the tons of parents and grandparents that are so ready to ignore online etiquette and speak to their relatives the way that they would actually do so in person. We're not exactly sure what the familial relation between these two is, but one thing for sure: this "nanny" who commented is not happy about Ricky's desire to share their awesome adventures on vacation.
Apparently, Ricky's nanny is sick of all the "foolish things" they are doing. Not only that, but this is clearly not the first time they were told to forego these ventures.
Ham Face Disease
Another of the great things that social media has to offer us is the ample number of memes available for us to enjoy. One of the memes that used to be common was a picture of a girl who seemed to have a major deformity since birth. One user didn't seem to get the joke despite the font being common with memes and shared it in hopes to bring recognition to this girls illness.
Well, some kind person came over to inform them of what they had shared. It's hilarious to think that someone would get fooled by this. We'll admit that we fell for it the first time we saw it as well.
Let Me Take a Selfie
One of the biggest advents that came with developing phone technologies was that of the selfie camera. Many people were so happy that they finally had a way to snap a quick picture of themself or with friends, but it also seemed to become a pretty difficult task for some of the older generations to get a grasp of. Take, for example, this woman who was trying to take a selfie:
The funniest part of this is that she clearly knows how to take the picture. What we can't wrap our heads around is why she didn't just point the camera at herself. She almost had it!
Your Friend Is Not So Beautiful
Ah, grandparents. Always ready to tell us when something is right or something is wrong. One of the things they aren't ready for is the etiquette required for certain things online. Usually, when you have something negative you want to say about somebody, you'll do it in a private message to that person. Apparently, for Grandma Judy, she doesn't have the time to figure out how to not tell off her granddaughter's friend.
If she were in person, we're sure she would probably say it on the down-low. However, she either didn't realize that her message would be pretty public or she was purposely trying to call out the friend's look.
Thought You Were My Grandson
Another thing that older people don't always understand about social media is that they don't always have to say whatever is on their minds. Maybe something happened between these two before, but that's beside the point. Bobby decided that he was going to apologize to Ethan for not recognizing him as not his relative. After Ethan responded to the silly message, another person decided that a change was in order.
We're not sure if Ethan was ever given the chance to become Bobby's grandson, but we wouldn't be surprised to find out if there were plenty of people who signed the petition.
Is My Son at Your Restaurant Right Now
The other silly thing that older generations sometimes forget is that there is typically only one Facebook page per company in order to keep things more organized. When one uncle was looking for their nephew, a pretty funny thing happened. After Applebee's decided to try to help this fellow find his nephew, he responded with a message that both deserved a sigh of relief and a good laugh.
We don't think he would have necessarily understood the context of what he was saying, but this was pretty much a big middle finger to the Applebee's chain of restaurants.
Someone on Facebook Wants to Flirt With Me
Ah, yes. The old bait and switch trick that email scams used to play on us. The people who were most at risk were those who didn't have as good of an understanding of how things worked on the internet. For example, when one woman (or man?) received an invitation in their email saying that there was someone who wanted to flirt with them, they took to Facebook to find the culprit.
Not only does this reveal what kinds of emails this person is getting, but it also might say something about themselves. Do they want to flirt with the man, or are they looking to berate him? We're not sure which idea is funnier.
You Look Constipated
Those times where our families are actually able to use social media can be some of the more embarrassing ones. Sometimes we wish they were those people of their generation who don't have a clue or are not even mildly interested in using social media. For those people with the parents or grandparents that are too embarrassing to function, we feel for you and are sorry you have to struggle.
But we also have to say that the things they tell you are absolutely hilarious and are our form of entertainment. We hope these posts never die out.
A Picture Of A Post
It's really cute when older folk try their best to use social media to their advantage but end up doing something silly. We don't mean to be patronizing, but we get some of the best laughs when we encounter something like this because it can also be so wholesome. One person just wanted to hang a picture of what we assume is their grandchildren up on their wall and ended up with this:
Clearly, they went ahead and just got their printout framed. We're not sure if they didn't notice the rest wasn't part of the picture or if they were too lazy to fix it and just said "screw it".
Send It Siri
We might have already said this, but we'll say it again: we love all the silly things that can happen when older folk try to use their social media and technology. The advent of the personal assistant was something straight out of Star Trek movie at the time but has become less than a novelty now and more of a given. Too bad it doesn't work as well as we want it to, like in the movies.
Obviously, this dad doesn't know that you have to wait for Siri to prompt you again in order for you to send it. But if it did, we wouldn't get to see his hilarious reaction to the darn thing.
That's Not a Necklace
Okay, we'll admit it, sometimes the previous generations go a bit beyond simply not knowing how to use social media and dive well into their own naivety. This father clearly knew where to go to sell things--he's even posting to the right place--only this time he revealed that he is totally unaware of the true purpose of his daughter's..."necklace" that she was gifted to from her boyfriend.
We kind of find it hard to believe that someone can live for so long without ever seeing something like this. We think that maybe part of this "learning how to be responsible was to hide the things you don't want people to see.
Sometimes the silly things that our grandparents do can be truly wholesome and not detrimental to our own social lives or sanity. Those are the moments when we thank god that things are going well in life. But we should still take a moment to acknowledge how nice some of these things are. As silly as the next one is, it also has quite a bit of good feelings attached to it.
We're also, truth be told, not sure how he could tag Grandmaster Flash by accident of even who that is, but we sure are happy that he wanted to leave a note for his grandchild.
An Inappropriate Sticker
Stickers are some of the best things that have come into existence on various social media networks. They sometimes work much better than emojis do in their ability to tell more of a story or give more of a sense as to what the user's thoughts are. They can also be used in various sarcastic ways, which is probably not what this next poster meant to be using it for.
While all we can see is "bye Felicia", the person who posted this might have meant it more as a farewell. That or they straight-up didn't realize what they were doing.
This Is a Laughing Face
Speaking of stickers and emojis, this is what happens when you don't have a general understanding of which emoji means what. And that's also part of the reason we love stickers so much--because it's pretty hard to misunderstand them. Unfortunately, there were no stickers used in the making of this comment. In a response to the loss of a beloved pet, this person's mom used the double tear laughing emoji in her condolences.
While it might be easy to confuse the emojis due to them both having a few tears in the image, for the people who do understand emojis it can come off as a bit insensitive.
A Sudden Recipe
We all know that social media is going to be used for political conversation at some point. After all, this is a place to share ideas or opinions that you might share with other people or simply want to put out there. But if you're going to start taking jabs at certain political figures, maybe you should check to make sure you have everything down. That or put a sock (or, apparently, recipe) in it.
We're sure this person probably wasn't trying to tell people that they either have jobs or are a recipe, but we're not even close to understanding how they got this in there partway through their rant.
Another funny thing that we typically see older people doing on social media is interacting with professional networks as if they were just some regular person making a comment. To be fair, sometimes the lines are blurred a little bit and we're not sure why certain things that the news posts actually qualify as news, but that doesn't mean that they started making posts as if it were their personal account.
Clearly, this one person didn't get the memo. They just thought CNN was talking about the different names that were given to certain people. What's funny is that the comment could almost be taken as a "who cares?"
Get a Life
This one isn't exactly about what the elderly person actually said, but rather the reaction they got from their grandchild. The grandma just wanted to thank whoever it was for the bowtie that was given to her pet cat. In response, her grandchild went online to tell her what her (presumably ex-)husband had to say bout the post. And we'll tell you he wasn't exactly thrilled about it.
To be fair, it is a legitimate concern with all the old cat lady stereotypes that we actually sometimes see people turn into. That being said, can't a lady just enjoy her cat?
God at His Finest
So many things are happening in this comment that we can't even keep up. Someone updated their cover photo with a picture of what the Death Star from "Star Wars" would look like if it were in close proximity to our planet. On grandma didn't seem to realize that, though, because she went from seemingly praising her grandchild for the awesome photography skills, then thanking God for nature, and then telling her that she loves gram.
Okay, the "u love gram" bit is admittedly just an error from lack of punctuation. Still, was she not wearing her glasses? Because that is clearly not the moon hovering in the distance.
Grandma Needs You
One of the best parts about our grandparents having access to a computer and Facebook is that they sometimes show up in places that we wouldn't expect them to show up. In a post that seems directed towards an ex in a recent breakup (as you do), someone exclaimed that they didn't need that person as they'd made it far in their life alone. Their grandma really wanted them to know they were there for them.
We think our favorite part about this post is the unrestricted use of capitals. We can't not hear this person's grandma just screaming at them through their computer.