World’s oldest blogger dies at 108 years old

By Mark O’Neill
Contributing Writer, [GAS]

This just goes to show that you’re never too old to tackle technology.

Australian blogger Olive Riley has died at the age of 108.  She was called the “world’s oldest blogger” and she was 12 years older than Spanish blogger Maria Amelia.

It’s amazing to me that someone that old was persuaded to start a blog in the first place or that she even understands how the internet works.   My grandmother who is 82 doesn’t understand computers or the internet at all.

Olive’s blog, “The Life of Riley” is currently unreachable (probably because of the intense media reports surrounding her death, including CNN) but a friend of hers has set up a temporary blog for status updates.

Do you have an elderly relative that blogs?    How do you explain the internet and blogging to your grandparents?

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4 Responses to World’s oldest blogger dies at 108 years old

  1. That’s pretty neat.It’s sad that she died though.I hope when I’m older that I’m hip and the lastest in techology.

  2. I really enjoyed "The Life of Riley", Ms. Riley was a fantastic writer, in my opinion.

    As for the question of explaining the internet and blogging to grandparents, very patiently, lol.

  3. I really enjoyed “The Life of Riley”, Ms. Riley was a fantastic writer, in my opinion.

    As for the question of explaining the internet and blogging to grandparents, very patiently, lol.