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    Facebook for a 96 Year Old

    More and more of my family are living away / abroad, and the way my gran (96yo) sees photos of us is when another relative goes round with a laptop and shows her our photos on facebook.

    Shes able to work the multi satellite receiver setup we've got her for the football, but a computer is just a bit too much...

    Is there a TV or some sort of appliance like that a 90+ year old could use to view facebook profiles and even maybe make one of her own that she could use to keep in touch with us?

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    How about a Apple iphone, ipad, ipod touch?

    Only what I can think of at the momment, for you

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    I was thinking the same, maybe a PS3.... although i'm not 100% sure on how well it handles facebook..

    James.

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    Heres a nice uncomplicated solution:
    WiFi Photo Frame with Facebook Support | GeekAlerts
    http://store.kodak.com/store/ekconsu...oryID.28896300

    Digital picture frame with facebook support would be the easiest as it could be passive and just sit like an old style picture but sourced right from facebook or flickr. Some can pull down RSS feeds to so your family could easily push your own playlists.
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    Quote Originally Posted by p-dave View Post
    How about a Apple iphone, ipad, ipod touch?

    Only what I can think of at the momment, for you
    Iphone/thouch far far too small and the virtual keyboard on an ipad not a chance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EduTech View Post
    I was thinking the same, maybe a PS3.... although i'm not 100% sure on how well it handles facebook..

    James.
    Hmm.. I dont think a gaming console would be any use. I can barely figure out the ps3 controller let alone a 96 yr old..

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    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    Heres a nice uncomplicated solution:
    WiFi Photo Frame with Facebook Support | GeekAlerts
    Wireless Digital Frames, Digital Frame, Wireless Digital Picture Frame - Kodak Online

    Digital picture frame with facebook support would be the easiest as it could be passive and just sit like an old style picture but sourced right from facebook or flickr. Some can pull down RSS feeds to so your family could easily push your own playlists.
    That is an idea, will liase with the family.. Cheers

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    What about a cheap laptop - with Windows SteadyState installed? Lock the O/S right down, and set it up so that IE8 or whatever is launched on startup and the home page is Facebook?

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    Some of the newer TV's have internet@TV on them, where you can plug a network connection in and browse the internet on app-style browsers. I'm fairly sure facebook is one of the ones they now support.

    As another alternative on the PS3 front, did you know you can plugin a Keyboard and mouse to a PS3? I have one of the really cheap Logitech Wirless kits on mine just for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RabbieBurns View Post
    Hmm.. I dont think a gaming console would be any use. I can barely figure out the ps3 controller let alone a 96 yr old..
    i wouldn't use the PS3 browser anyway seeing as it's a half baked attempt at a web browser which cannot properly display the official playstation EU forums. i'd imagine that facebook would be the same

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    Perhaps a copy of Eldy on a PC - I set this up for a very non computer literate father in law - and he's coping OK

    Eldy: Seniors Computer Software Elderly

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