Woman, 104, forced to lie about age on Facebook

Marguerite Joseph can be forgiven for lying about her age on Facebook.
Associated Press
Feb 22, 2013

The 104-year-old Michigan woman's granddaughter 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 centenarian 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 (http://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 Facebook official did not immediately respond to a message Wednesday seeking comment.

 

Comments

Phil Packer

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Just Thinkin

This is not news,you can get more local in the paper by not putting this stuff in, more local !

Tell it how it is.

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tell it how it is

^^that's my name?

But I agree with him! I'm sick of seeing more stories in OUR paper about outside communities then ones in our own. It's ridiculous.

dire wolf

if only i had a nickle for every woman who lied about their age on facebook....thank god this family has no bigger issues to deal with right now than getting facebook to allow her age to go triple digits. there is bigger and more important news that goes unreported.

Kelly

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jager5

If you don't like the article don't read it, but some of get a smile from this stuff. Kudos to the granddaughter for keeping her connected and being there for her grandma, maybe if you negative nellys are lucky enough someone might be there for you some day too. And as info, this woman doesn't lie about her age, I'm proud to have survived everyone of them. Also, God is capitalized! Now grow up.

starryeyes83

face book is big brother... OR maybe we are.

I'm glad I don't use that social media sites... just too much info...

Just Thinkin

@ Tell it how it is,Gee thanks I haven't felt this young since my kindergarten days, when us little immature kiddies used to call each other childish names, but most of us out grew the foolishness,although your baby talk did brighten my day, made me remember when my niece was 3 years old and acted the same way, Thanks and keep up the name calling for our enjoyment LOL LOL ,Still I would like more local news

OMG.LOL.WT_

The LESS information on fb, the better.

luvblues2

THEY HELD HER AT GUNPOINT AND FORCED HER, DAMMIT! WHERE'S THE OUTRAGE?!!!