Meet Edythe Kirchmaier, Facebook’s oldest registered user. The US resident turned 107 on Tuesday.
Kirchmaier earned the distinction of being the social networking site’s oldest member when her friends at the medical aid charity Direct Relief signed her up for an account on her 105th birthday.
Born in 1908, 49 years before the Internet was invented, Kirchmaier said she embraces social media because it allows her to check in daily with friends and family. She’s also used her status to raise awareness for causes she believes in, such as Direct Relief.
Kirchmaier says she is awed by the power of social media. Though the only other social app she uses is Words With Friends, she has more than 55,000 followers on her personal Facebook page. The fan page Direct Relief set up for her two years ago has nearly 130,000 likes.
She was designated the site’s second-oldest user after 114-year-old Anna Stoehr of Plainview, Minnesota, signed up for an account in 2014. Sadly, Stoehr passed away last month.
Photographs: Edythe Kirchmaier/Facebook