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Seniors: My Generation, Zimmers and Geriatric 1927


Next time someone tells you MySpace and YouTube are for emo-goth, time wasting, geeky nerdy kids, say “Yeah and some of ’em are 90 years old.” Then point them to the The Zimmers.Click to go to their MySpace page. Are you noticing a trend in traditional marketing towards ‘user generated content’ simplicity yet? Funny how we didn’t really need sophisticated selling mechanisms all along – if you’ve got a story to tell, a position to defend, a point to make – well, make it already!

If you want to waste some more time (and you’d probably already seen the Zimmers) why not check out Geriatric1927 – he’s in the Zimmers video if you look carefully. Also Rapping Granny (UK version) , Rapping Granny (US version) – g’on, you know you want to!

Laurel Papworth

Named by Forbes™ Magazine in the Top 50 Social Media Influencers globally, named Head of Industry, Social Media (Marketing Magazine™) and in the Power150 Media bloggers (AdAge™). CERT IV Training and Assessment certified trainer (Diplomas and Certificates etc) Adult Education. Laurel has manager Facebook Pages for Junior Masterchef, Idol, Big Brother etc. and have consulted on private online communities for banks Westpac, not for profits UNHCR & governments in SE Asia. Lecturer, social media, University of Sydney for 10 years and Laurel has 11,000 online students. Laurel Papworth personally connects to 6 million followers online and has taught around 100,000 people in the last 10 years how to be social media managers.

One thought on “Seniors: My Generation, Zimmers and Geriatric 1927

  1. I’ve always assumed that there is a greater uptake in the aged community of the internet (keeping up with grand children) than there is with the lost internet generation (45-55). The lost generation was too old for easy computer acceptance when PC’s arrived and hence is still hesitant of them in to this day.

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