This article was originally published on Kueez
Has your phone ever buzzed with a notification that your grandma is live on Facebook? You decide to check in and see what she's up to, only to find out that she's excited and adorably showing off her new bird feeder. If this has happened to you, welcome to the club of people whose grandparents have no idea how to use social media. Yes, we give them credit for trying and learning, but that doesn't mean we can't laugh at their mistakes. Although millennials can't imagine life without technology, the previous generations are still navigating the complex world of online networking, and we are along for the ride. Grandma and grandpa have finally joined social media, and they are here to give you a good laugh.
We don't know what group would ban emojis on Facebook, but this woman took it upon herself to recreate them with her own face. Everyone can use her photos to react instead of emojis, and these are pure gold. She needs to join a less controlling group for her free spirit.
Did anyone read her post in Hagrid's voice? The way she types sounds just like him. This woman is a national treasure, and we are impressed that she knows the difference between emojis and emoticons. Her faces are much more interesting than the emojis we use daily.
This man must have a lot of free time on his hands to make all these captioned dog photos. He got a new puppy and had to share the news with his Facebook friends. What better way to do that than making it look like your dogs talk with speech bubbles?
We wonder what other kinds of conversations the dogs have in his mind. His grandchildren should print out all the photos and make a book of them as a gift. This man is so wholesome and creative, and it's sweet that he spends most of his time with his dogs.
This grandma is either very strategic, or she had no idea how to work WhatsApp. Either way, she didn't give her grandchild many options about taking this bowl. She made the chat and then removed herself from it because she got all the answers she needed without saying a word.
Maybe she thinks this is how you send text messages. What if she made a new chat for every message she wanted to send. We wouldn't put it past someone who doesn't understand how to text. This person's phone is probably filled with bizarre messages from their grandma.
Picture this: You walk into your grandmother's house, and she is rocking out to Led Zeppelin; how would you react? That would be the most hilarious and confusing thing we have ever witnessed. Our grandmas love classical music, not '70s rock.
You can tell English isn't her first language, but we know exactly what she meant when she said, "Make me happyness." We are picturing this little woman wearing a Led Zeppelin shirt listening to their music while casually drinking a cup of tea.
This woman has no idea how to use Facebook, and it shows. For some reason, she was logged into her son's Facebook and then wrote on the police department's page asking for help to log into her own account. Daniel must be very embarrassed; we know his mom is.
She was just trying to "Facebook an email message," and things went south. Daniel's mom might need some supervision when she uses Facebook from now on. Look at how many people saw and shared her post. Now the whole town knows her and her son.
People always say they are afraid when they have a missed call from their mom, but this person has different people to fear. Never tell your grandpa you can't go to bingo night because he will call you a coward, especially when you start dodging his calls.
To be fair, bingo games can get rather intense when there are prizes involved, and his grandpa does not mess around. His grandpa probably said, "I can't believe my daughter is raising such a wimp. Are you tired of getting beat by an old man every week?"
Holly must have thought Facebook worked like Alexa. She typed in her command, but Facebook set her up for embarrassment. When her grandson asked why she did that, she had to blame it on her husband, so she didn't look silly. He probably wanted to embarrass her.
If everything worked like that, we could write, "Admin, please put funny and interesting text here." That would make life and work much easier, but we haven't advanced that far with robot technology. Her husband is sitting in another room laughing about this as he reads the comments.
If this isn't the most wholesome thing you see on the internet today, we don't know what is. Instead of just printing out the pictures or asking his grandaughter for the photos, this grandpa printed her Facebook post and the comments to display in his home.
The fact that he is 97-years-old and knows how to log into Facebook is a miracle. We might be laughing now, but someday all of our grandchildren will be laughing at us for not knowing how to use the technology they have.
Our innocence has been lost with this one. Although she was just wishing her grandson good luck on his test, she accidentally sent him a link to a porn site. She couldn't have known that it would show that website, but that doesn't make it any better; the damage has been done.
This person will never be able to look at his grandmother without thinking about this text message. When she noticed, she probably thought her grandson sent that to her. Once you get to a certain age, you kind of have a free pass with these things, so we can let it slide and pretend like this never happened.
While posting unused Christmas decorations on Facebook Marketplace, this woman included her sleeping daughter in the post. After the holiday season, she was sick of her daughter being home, so she decided to sell her online. Someone was actually interested in the sleeping girl.
Free tinsel and a sleeping person, not a bad deal if you ask us. Parents are sick of their children coming home for the holidays and only waking up to eat or go out with high school friends, so they are going to start selling them after the holidays are over.
This grandpa struggled to find the price of apple sauce at Walmart because he confused Facebook for a Google search. Luckily his grandson was kind enough to drop the link for Google. People would have let this go on and on until he figured it out on his own.
Every time this man needs to search for something, he will go back to this post to find the link. Even though we think searching on Google is an easy task, it is like living in the future for some older generations. Maybe after a few more tries, he will figure out how to Google.
After his fiance posted a selfie on Facebook, he commented, "How did I get so lucky?" His grandma took this as a serious question and hyped him up in the comments. She was not going to let her grandson feel like he was not worthy of his dream girl.
He and his fiance probably got a good laugh when they read this comment. You can almost hear how a grandma would say something so genuine like that. Grandparents will always have your back and think you are the best thing since sliced bread!
When someone said take a screenshot, this person did not understand what that meant. They thought a screenshot was photocopying the screen of the phone and printing the picture. Before screenshots existed, this is probably how people printed out messages.
Now she can send the screenshot in the mail to her friend to know what the message says. Then her friend can scan it and have it on her phone. Don't tell them that there is an easier way to do this; it would be too complicated to explain, and they would feel bad about wasting a stamp.
Have you ever wanted to crawl in a hole and never come out because your parents or grandparents embarrassed you so badly? This girl is suffering from that, and she will never be able to look at her grandma the same way because of this comment she left on her photo.
Why would her grandma write that on Facebook? Does she have no filter at all? Their family gatherings must be interesting when grandma is around. Maybe she just has a twisted sense of humor and doesn't understand that some people won't understand that if they don't know her.
When you see your grandparent post something on Facebook, it's hard not to troll them in the comments because they probably won't know you are making fun of them. When this grandma asked Facebook what name the kind of plant in the picture, her grandson had to say something.
She did ask someone to name the plant, so she had that coming when her grandson commented, "George." If the bush is named George, it will be George bush and when the dog goes to the bathroom, she can say, "oh no, the dog is peeing on George bush again."
Does anyone else think that voice to text was made with the sole purpose of annoying young people and humiliating older people? You never see teens using voice to text, but you always see parents or grandparents getting mad at their phones when it doesn't write what they said.
This man was in the middle of typing a birthday message when he saw a truck and forgot he was still recording. Instead of erasing it, he posted it to the person's Facebook wall for their birthday. There must have been more hilarious posts from Chuck and his voice to text.
We don't know the whole backstory between this frog and the commenter; however, he posted the picture, and a little while later, he commented on it. There must be an on-going rivalry between the frog and the poster to create this much tension in one post.
Why does this person want the frog to appreciate him so badly? We must be missing some key information about their relationship. This must be because the frog looks like Jabba the Hut, and that is one of his lines in Return of the Jedi.
How many times does your grandma have to message you for you to answer finally? This person's grandma was very eager to get their attention, only to make sure that they went to bed at a reasonable hour. She is just checking that you are well-rested.
If someone messages you that many times in a row, wouldn't you think it was an urgent matter? We would wonder if something was wrong with our grandma, but this person didn't seem phased. We just wonder what the response was when she said, "go to bed."
This grandma got a new phone and she was excited to start texting her grandchildren. Although she had never sent a text before, she was proud of herself for figuring it out and messaging the right person. Her grandchild was equally as proud as she was.
Using technology is not natural for some people, so when they finally figure it out, you can feel the joy they have. Now she can send her grandchild all the messages about bird feeders and plants she wants. It will be a whole other story when she figures out how to send pictures and gifs.
We know plenty of 60-year-olds who know how to use technology, but this man is not one of them. For over a year, he messaged his coworker "good morning" and no other messages. Maybe he was confused and didn't know who he was messaging every day.
His coworker was probably checking to see that he was still alive every day. It's sweet and endearing, and we can't knock this man for having a heart. Curiously, he never said anything besides good morning. Deep conversations are not happening here.
Grandma Geraldine probably doesn't know who Rihanna is, but she doesn't want her granddaughter bashing someone on Facebook even if she doesn't like that person. It's sound advice even if the girl is talking about a famous singer who will never see her status.
Geraldine is what the world needs right now because there is too much hate on the internet. Tara might hate her music, but that doesn't mean she has to post about it on the internet. Her grandma knows that RiRi doesn't deserve the added hate.
Someone come get their aunt off of Facebook because no one needs or wants to know this information. Why did she have to share that she ate six prunes with that background for her post? Anyone would regret eating six prunes because just one will get things moving for most people.
Aren't you curious about the comments on this post? Some of her friends probably shared their own experiences with prunes, and that is a thread no one wants to read. At least she was kind enough to spare the public from the graphic details that were already running through everyone's minds.
This is alarming and a total wake up call. For Christmas, her dad gave her a picture he printed of their family on a ski vacation. Before he sent the photo to the printing place, he took a screenshot and didn't realize the volume was in front of the image he wanted.
Her dad was probably more upset that the volume was set too loud. Is anyone else waiting for the volume window to fade away like it usually does? Even though it has the icon, you still can't hear a picture no matter how hard you try.
"I'm trying to find a present for Jessica; what does she like these days?" "She is obsessed with Baby Yoda." "That's interesting; maybe I'll finally get some great-grandchildren." This must have been the confusing conversation that lead to her grandma posting this on her Facebook wall.
Even though she tried to explain that she likes baby Yoda, not babies doing yoga, her grandma still didn't understand. While naming a child Yoda would be strange; people have named their kids more bizarre names before. Look at Elon Musk; his child's name doesn't even have real letters in it.
Grandma just got her first iPhone, and she is figuring out how to use iMessage. She realized there was a way to add confetti to the messages, and she went buck wild with it. Her grandson regrets telling her about this feature because she won't stop texting him "congrats."
He can't tell her to calm down after giving her this power. He learned the lesson never to teach your grandparent something new with technology because they will use it all the time, even if it doesn't fit the situation. Soon she will figure out emojis and GIFs, and it is downhill from there.
While scrolling through Facebook marketplace, someone found this guitar listed and spotted the man's face. After taking a closer look, they noticed the reflection of his entire body. We love his squatting form to get the perfect picture of the guitar and that he didn't see it before posting.
This man did not care what the photo looked like; he just wanted to get rid of the guitar his son begged for and then never learned to play. His face says, "release me from this musical prison." We would buy it just because his face is on it; it adds character.
When this woman wanted to sell her handcrafted poncho on Facebook, she enlisted her husband to model it for the photo. He clearly had no interest in participating but succumbed to her relentless begging. Even though he agreed to model, he was not going to put in any visible effort.
That is a high price for a knitted "ponch." However, he is way too far into the marriage to argue with his wife about modeling or prices. She put in hours of labor for this piece so that she can set a higher price for something handmade.
When someone in your immediate family has a baby, it is a happy celebration that everyone is excited about. When this couple announced their child's birth to the family group chat, Grandpa was unamused by the news of his grandchild. He's had children before, so it no longer excites him.
At least he didn't hit them with "K." It must take a miracle to impress this man because childbirth is no longer interesting to him. The follow-up text was probably, "text me when he learns to walk, talk, and beat me at poker. Then I'll be excited."
Seeing the average older person struggle with Facebook is funny, but watching celebrities have these problems is even more hilarious. When Cher switched her phone to night mode, it scared her because her screen when dark instead of white, and she took to Twitter to ask for help.
Nancy Sinatra decided to step in and offer advice to her friend. Her only solution was to restart the phone, which we all know won't turn off dark mode. These people have a team with them at all times; no one could explain that it is normal and nothing to worry about?
There are certain things you never want to think about your parents or grandparents, and one of them is their sex life. When someone shared this post, they noticed their grandma commented on it, and it was shocking. Grandma, please don't share that information on the internet.
That coat would be pointless because she obviously doesn't like to keep her clothes on. These are the kinds of comments you have to erase from your mind because you will never be able to look at your grandma the same way if you can only think about that inappropriate Facebook comment.
Do you ever get annoyed when someone comments on a post that they don't understand? Obviously, it's hard to get mad at your grandparents, and they can't fault their grandma for no knowing Star Wars, but why did she decide to comment in the first place?
This grandma is not familiar with Lord of the Rings or Star Wars, and in her mind, they might as well be the same thing. For all she knows, Yoda is the one who has the ring, and he uses his Jedi mind control to defeat the people trying to destroy it.
Although this is not someone's grandparent, an older woman contacted someone who listed their home on Facebook, and this was the interesting conversation between them. This went from zero to one hundred real quick, and we don't know what made this person so annoyed.
This is the kind of person that would have been annoyed even if the person didn't reply to their initial message. It would be hilarious if they contacted the attorney general because they would have laughed in her face for this kind of complaint.
According to this woman's coordinates, she is at Null Island in the middle of the ocean, where the prime meridian and equator cross over. It isn't even an island; there is just a buoy to mark the spot. If that is the case, how is her phone still working, and how is she texting?
We are imagining a little old woman floating around the ocean in a tiny sailboat, messaging her grandchildren for help. Is this an automated message sent out to her top contacts when she is in trouble? It is a cause for concern that she needs help from the middle of the Atlantic.
This teenager does not deserve grandma Debra. She has nothing else to do, so she is willing to come to clean up his apartment and buy him new furniture. The post says they want to invite girls over, and ladies love a clean apartment and furniture. Grandma Debra is just trying to help them get the girls.
Debra would probably bring furniture with plastic covers on it, so they don't have to worry about ruining the new things she bought them. These students look like delinquents, and they probably ruined the furniture that came with the place.
This is simultaneously one of the funniest and saddest posts we have seen all day. While replying to a comment about a funny joke, this grandma decided to announce that she was also dying, but she hopes they have a good Thanksgiving.
Why do grandparents think this is an appropriate way to announce things like this. "Hey, that's a great post, and also, I'm dying! Have a great Christmas xoxo, Grandma." No one wants to find out their grandparents are sick through a Facebook post. They just don't understand social media.
"Celebrate good time; come on!" After losing eight pounds, this woman wanted to share her good news with all of her Facebook friends. She does look much lighter and more transparent. Everyone should announce their minor achievements with posts like this.
If this is how she announces that she lost a few pounds, how does she tell people about big life events? Does she make a whole collage of these for announcements like the birth of her grandchildren?
Jeff is giving the people the information they really care about. No one wants to hear about his family, weight loss, or political views; they want to know exactly what his cat is eating and how many bites. Four bites of banana is a lot for a cat, and they are proud cat parents.
Carl must be the king of the castle because most cats are given Fancy Feast, and their owners call it a day. We would be surprised if Carl weren't spoiled like an only child. He probably has the best cat tree and more toys than he knows what to do with.
This person's Grandma is low key roasting him on his relationship status post. She made it seem like she is shocked by the thought that her grandson is in a relationship and barely comprehends that idea. It must be his first relationship, and she is excited he finally found someone.
Sue can't even remember her own grandson's name even though it is written on the page because she wrote "my grandson." Emily must be rethinking this relationship because she sees how strange Joshua's family is.
Every time his grandfather wants to log into Facebook, he creates a new account because he doesn't understand how to get back into the accounts he already made. Each year on his birthday, five different accounts get birthday wishes because no one knows which one he will see.
Does he not realize that you don't need to fill in all your information each time you log into an account. After five tries, how has he not realized that something is wrong. His grandchild should explain to him why he doesn't need a new account each time.
Have you ever gotten a random message from an older person and had no idea who they were? They might have seen you in their suggested friends, but they don't understand Facebook, so they send a request or message anyway.
After four months and no answer, this person thanked themselves for the compliment they initially gave to the random person. They must have thought that someone sent it to them. That is so sweet and innocent unless they were sarcastic because the person never replied.
While most of us would delete the original review that had the spelling mistake, but this person had no idea how to do that, so they left up the stinky review and corrected themselves with another review. Someone must have been confused by that first review.
Even though they left five stars, they didn't have anything nice to say. What was the eye doctor doing with excrement? That seems like the job for a different kind of doctor. Sadly, auto-correct happens to the best of us, not just older generations.
If you are not used to the acronyms people use these days, it can be confusing to keep up with the lingo. This woman decided to create her own acronym instead of trying to remember all the other ones. Instead of KYS meaning something depressing, she changed it to "Keep yourself safe."
This meaning is so much better than the original one. She made KYS much more acceptable if people understand that it doesn't mean "kill yourself." That is probably why her daughter was confused when she said it.