Who is the Fastest Growing Demographic in Social Media? Join us 12/1 in Spokane

Who do you think make up the fastest growing segment of people in Washington state joining Facebook? The answer: people age 65 and older.

That's according to a new survey commissioned by the AARP. Author and social media expert Marsha Collier and AARP volunteer Sis Polan joined Margaret to talk more about social networking and baby boomers and to promote an AARP-sponsored event taking place at Microsoft called "Get Connected."

That event was sold out, but there is another event scheduled for December 1 in Spokane. But ...

Join AARP, Microsoft and me, (I'm the author of “Facebook and Twitter for Seniors for Dummies”) at the Spokane Convention Center for a free workshop on Facebook, Twitter, Video Chat and Safer Socializing on the Internet.

The event is designed for new or experienced computer users and will be held on Dec. 1, from 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at the Spokane Convention Center (334 West Spokane Falls Boulevard – Ballroom 100A).  Doors will open at 9 a.m. for refreshments and resource information.
This workshop will show you how to connect with old friends, make new ones, get connected with AARP and communicate with the grandkids. You’ll get tips on safer socializing on the Internet and learn how to make your computer easier to see, hear and use.

“While some people may shy away from new technologies, our members have been clamoring for information on how to log in to the social media world,” said AARP Communications Director Jason Erskine. “”We’re excited to offer this opportunity with Microsoft on Dec. 1.”

Attendees on Dec. 1 will also get a continental breakfast, lunch and plenty of free information and resources. The event is free, but space is limited and your must pre-register to attend. Register online or by calling toll-free 1-877-926-8300.

Check out their website by clicking here. You can also follow them on Twitter: @AARP - and ask questions by using the hashtag: #aarptech