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These Old People GET New Media

Friday, September 16, 2011 11:57 AM Comments (15)

Speaking of old people who get it, this old couple gets it.

On first glance it might seem like they absolutely don’t get it, but they actually do. And they’re cute, too:

They may not know how to operate their new software and web cam, but they get new media better than most people trying to use new media these days. This video has over 4 million views right now. Yesterday it had 2 million.

You may say that’s purely accidental on their part. Or that they just happened to be caught in a cute moment. Or maybe it was all staged—I’m not sure. But it works. And it’s cute. And that old guy is hilarious. Seriously.

Oh, and most of all, they are real. They’re authentic. That’s what’s missing from so much media. Just people being people. You being yourself. Totally natural, uncontrived, genuine authenticity. People dig people being people ... especially when it shows our best sides.

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Matthew Warner is a lover of God, his wife, his kids, his life, cookies, hot-buttered bread, snoozin' & awkward (as well as not awkward) silence. He is the founder and CEO of Flocknote, the creator of Tweet Catholic, a contributing author to The Church and New Media book, and writer/founder at The Radical Life. Matt has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M and an M.B.A. in Entrepreneurship. He and his family hang their hats in Texas.