Alrighty, ladies and gents, let’s place our cards on the table for just a moment and talk about social media and the many generations that use it. Millennials use it too much, Boomers don’t know how to use it, and Generation Z is using it to encourage one another to eat Tide Pods. No matter which generation you belong to, you’ll encounter some of the aforementioned stereotypes throughout your time spent on social media. While stereotypes are obviously cruel and unnecessary, they’re especially out of place on social media. Why? It’s a platform for anyone and everyone, and these awesome senior social media influencers prove that:
1. Suzi Grant of Alternative Aging
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Any captions for where I might be going on my broomstick are very welcome! . . AD# Near Split we visited a country house and had the very best Croatian farm feast of local produce with freshly baked bread made in front of us! This is the kind of excursion I really enjoy & @halcruises did not disappoint. It was so lovely to see the countryside & we had another Game of Thrones moment on the way back! Much more on Stories. And perfect timing for this post – tonight is Orange night on board this amazing Dutch ship 🛳 . . . . . #myhappycapture #over60 #styleover60 #styleover50 #stylewithasmile #greyhairdontcare #cruises #halcruises #vintageframes #onholiday #whpgoingplaces #travelblogger #sponsoredpost #hollandamerica #halaboard #cruisetravel #travelover50 #travelover60 #cruisinginstyle #mumsnet #gransnet #instacruise #arnhemclothing
If you’ve never visited Suzi’s blog, you are absolutely missing out. This timeless influencer is absolutely adorable, as she’s got a killer sense of style and sense of adventure. She shares her travel tips and tricks as well as offering lifestyle advice, and her blog is user friendly and beautiful.
2. Helen Ruth Elam, or Baddiewinkle
At the age of 85, Baddiewinkle became an online influencer and debuted her unique style… much to the surprise of unsuspecting Twitter users. Sassy and unashamedly colorful, Baddie has amassed nearly 4 million Instagram followers and has since walked the red carpet, starred in commercials, and celebrated her 90th birthday.
3. George Takei, otherwise known as Hikaru Sulu from Star Trek
While female influencers are largely the norm on Instagram, this talented actor has translated his on-screen personality into an online personality… and we’re obsessed! He found his start in Hollywood in the 1950s, but he’s enjoyed something of a rebirth in this modern technological era. His Facebook and Instagram pages are full of wit and charm, and they’ve attracted fans from every generation.
4. Sarah Jane Adams of Saramai Jewels
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Planning plotting scheming visualising projecting writing 👿😈👿 Looking forward to a fresh 365 🌀🌀🌀 OK you got the gist 😍😂😍 DM me if you’re interested in a decent creative collab next year 🌎🌍🌏 I’m hungry for true inspiration 🙏🏻 true creatives no bullshit no fashion no products no cliches no mainstream no wankers HMU friendz 🌹💋🥀 📸@artmurri #inspiration #collaborate #peaceoff #philly #tbt #hmu #authentic #creatives PS Instagram you’re killing my flow 🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻
Cute, colorful, and quirky, this talented jewelry designer has turned her lifelong passions into a brand. She collected and sold antique jewelry throughout the 1980s, and, eventually, transitioned into a designer inspired by her travels and collections. She’s now amassed nearly 200,000 followers on Instagram, and her brand isn’t slowing down anytime soon!
5. Lance Walsh, Supreme Fanatic
If you’ve never heard of the brand Supreme, then you’re probably not a fan of skateboarding or hip hop culture. Lance Walsh, however, is – and it’s that fact that’s earned him fame. Lance runs a fruit stand on Berwick Street in Soho, and photos of his mad style went viral over time. Now moving into his 60s, Lance has garnered nearly 53,000 followers on Instagram… and, yes, he’s just as stylish as ever!
Whether you’re 20 or 90, there’s probably a social media platform that offers something you love. The internet is incredible in that it removes boundaries… both in terms of borders and generational gaps! These senior social media influencers have more than demonstrated that fact, and they’re blazing the way for other adults that have an interest in building their own online brand.
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