You've got some explaining to do, Zuckerberg! The most popular social media website on all of the Internet might just be guilty of ageism. How is Facebook ageist?
Well, it forced one Minnesota woman to lie about her age to even get on the dang website. Anna Stoehr, a 114-year-old Minnesota resident, decided to sign up for Facebook after a friend started to teach her how to use the Internet.
Stoehr, who tried to join Facebook a few days before her 114th birthday, discovered one big problem in the Facebook registration process: The website doesn't believe that anyone born before 1905 would ever use Facebook.
Anna had to lie about her age to actually get on the website, something commonly practiced by the under-13 middle school set. Instead, Miss Anna had to be a babyfaced 99-year-old just to complete her profile.
I guess the super-geniuses over at Facebook didn't take into account that spry ladies like Anna would be signing up. Hey Mark, maybe you should rethink your age limits?
Hey Anna, want to be Facebook friends with me?