US woman, 104, forced to lie about age on Facebook

Feb 20, 2013

Marguerite Joseph can be forgiven for lying about her age on Facebook.

The 104-year-old Michigan woman's says Joseph is unable to list her real age on the social media site.

Gail Marlow says when she tries inputting her grandmother's birth year as 1908, Facebook changes it to 1928. So for the past two years, the Grosse Pointe Shores has remained 99—online, anyway.

Joseph is legally blind and can't hear well, but Marlow reads and responds to all of her Facebook messages.

Marlow tells WDIV-TV (bit.ly/Y7HQM2 ) she "would love to see" Joseph's real age displayed on Facebook and chalks up her inability to do so to "a glitch in the system."

A official did not immediately respond to a message Wednesday seeking comment.

Explore further: Facebook tuning mobile search at social network

1 /5 (1 vote)
add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Calls for Haiti donations spread thru social Web

Jan 13, 2010

(AP) -- Calls for donations spread through social media sites Facebook and Twitter on Wednesday as users asked their friends and strangers to help the victims of Haiti's earthquake.

Zynga.com to show Facebook ads

Jun 22, 2012

(AP) — Zynga is starting to show ads from Facebook on Zynga.com, its stand-alone website that lets people play its online games away from Facebook.

US state 1st with voter registration on Facebook

Jul 18, 2012

(AP) — The state of Washington has become the first in the U.S. to offer voter registration on Facebook, as states update their approaches for younger, more connected residents who've come to expect many services online.

Recommended for you

'SwaziLeaks' looks to shake up jet-setting monarchy

20 hours ago

As WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange prepares to end a two-year forced stay at Ecuador's London embassy, he may take comfort in knowing he inspired resistance to secrecy in places as far away as Swaziland.

Ecuador heralds 'digital currency' plans

20 hours ago

Ecuador is planning to create the world's first government-issued digital currency, which some analysts believe could be a first step toward abandoning the country's existing currency, the U.S. dollar, which ...

WEF unveils 'crowdsourcing' push on how to run the Web

Aug 28, 2014

The World Economic Forum unveiled a project on Thursday aimed at connecting governments, businesses, academia, technicians and civil society worldwide to brainstorm the best ways to govern the Internet.

Study: Social media users shy away from opinions

Aug 26, 2014

People on Facebook and Twitter say they are less likely to share their opinions on hot-button issues, even when they are offline, according to a surprising new survey by the Pew Research Center.

User comments : 0