New Facebook Friend: England's Ivy Bean, Age 102 Facebook has a new special member. Ivy Bean, 102, joined after she heard about a 97-year-old member in France. Bean uses Facebook to post news and video about herself and her nursing home in England. She recently competed in her home's "Over 75 Olympic Games" — and won a gold medal.
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New Facebook Friend: England's Ivy Bean, Age 102

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New Facebook Friend: England's Ivy Bean, Age 102

New Facebook Friend: England's Ivy Bean, Age 102

New Facebook Friend: England's Ivy Bean, Age 102

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Facebook has a new special member. Ivy Bean, 102, joined after she heard about a 97-year-old member in France. Bean uses Facebook to post news and video about herself and her nursing home in England. She recently competed in her home's "Over 75 Olympic Games" — and won a gold medal.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

And the original Facebook has a new special member. Our last word in business is the oldest person on Facebook. Ivy Bean is 102. She joined after she heard about a 97-year-old member in France. Ms. Bean uses Facebook to post news and video about herself in her nursing home in England.

Yesterday she competed in her home's over-75 Olympic games and won a gold medal. I love being online, she told a British newspaper, and it beats writing with a pen.

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