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This is a wall post I got from my mom on Facebook: "I tried to answer you on that little thing that popped up, but I couldn't figure out how to send it so I think I'm wallpapering you right now. This is nuts, I feel like I'm way too far into the future."
My dad calls the Contact List on his cell his "Phone Tree."
Brendan M, Manhattan
My friend was using the wireless internet to download a movie at his house. At the same time his mom was browsing the internet. The internet was going slower then normal, and said to him "The internet must be going slow because of all the holiday shopping."
When my mom tries calling my cell and I don't have it on, she'll send me text messages saying, "Turn on your phone."
My mom likes to think she's hip, so she created a Facebook account. Under network she entered "Frontier Telephone," her internet provider.
J McComb, Univ of Minn Duluth
My sister and I were at my grandma's house. My sister had her phone out and was texting someone. My grandma then asked her "What are you doing
Jesse P, UW-Stout
My Mom called me the other day to ask what size flash drive she should ask for for Christmas. I asked what she wanted to use it for. She told me that since her office had started restricting the web access, she wanted to save her favorite web sites at home so she could view them at work. I'm still trying to explain that she can't save her yahoo e-mail account on her flash drive, then pull it up at work to check it. Now she thinks she just needs a "big" flash drive.
For Christmas last year I gave my grandmother a digital picture frame and I also gave her actual copies of some of the pictures I put in the digital frame. Her first question was how she could open the frame to put the actual photos back in.
Richard McLaws, Northeastern
My grandma calls her email "my internet." For example: "Could you call up my internet and check it?"
My mom goes to Google and types in "pictures of" whatever it is she is looking for.