Social media is difficult sometimes, whether it’s not knowing what certain emojis mean, or just generally not understanding how to use all the little finicky features! And sometimes people of a certain age (definitely not me though!) manage to get both of these wrong in a very confined period of time, and the results are hilarious… if a little dark!
The worst thing about not understanding how to use social media is that your mistakes are plastered up for everyone to see – and that;s where the reddit thread r/oldpeoplefacebook comes in. Now, I may not be the most sprightly chicken but I like to think I’m not as bad as some of these people listed below in my top 20 posts by old people who do not necessarily get the internet… And yes, I do feel a little bad about laughing at some of these…
1.) Those Aren’t Tears Grandma
(Source: Reddit )
I understand that the crying laughing emoji may look a little like regular tears from a distance… this is a textbook example of why you should always wear your glasses when posting on social media.
2.) U Okay Hun?
(Source: Twitter @cxllumark )
It’s a genuine question, are you okay? It seems like you shouldn’t be, but those balloons are just so freakin’ cheery!