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Fun 2011/05/20 19:25:49
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Want to know what an 81-year-old man would possibly want to Google at all hours of the day? Well then follow @oldmansearch on Twitter. Because he thinks Twitter is Google.

As a joke, Norman N.'s son thought it would be funny to tell his ol' pops that Twitter is actually how you search things on Google. So for about a month, Norman N. has been tweeting things he wants to know more about.

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  • xinvaliduserx 2011/05/25 17:53:18 (edited)
    Funny
    xinvaliduserx
    Funny! and mean! lol@ diane sawyer swimsuit pics

    Man I wish I had done this to some old people I know.
  • RebornRepublicanBigot 2011/05/23 17:00:34
    Funny
    RebornRepublicanBigot
  • Oklahoma 2011/05/23 16:11:36
    Funny
    Oklahoma
    +1
    lol, he "googled" the words "empty threes". Now we know how our new tech terminology sounds to older people.

    I need some new empty threes to listen to.
  • tete6699 2011/05/23 15:51:35
  • wpsark 2011/05/23 15:42:06
    Funny
    wpsark
    hilarious


    hilarious epic win
  • -Echo- 2011/05/23 15:26:55
    Funny
    -Echo-
    +1
    lol Diane sawyer ;P
  • synful90 2011/05/23 14:32:31
    Funny
    synful90
    rofl thats amazing! i can't wait to follow this guy on twitter it'll actually make it fun for once haha
  • Lauri 2011/05/23 12:30:04
    Funny
    Lauri
    +1
    its soo funny , although its kinda mean. leave it to a kid to convince an old guy tht twitter is google
  • Just_Pietzche 2011/05/23 09:31:23
    Mean trick
    Just_Pietzche
    If it's real, which I doubt it is, it's a mean trick, and possibly illegal as a combination of Phishing, social engineering, and a dash of the ol' confidence trickery. Every person, even an old man, has a reasonable expectation of privacy when performing a Google search, but because of a malicious lie (malicious because it was an intentional lie to subvert the private safeguards offered to ISP customers & Google users), his "private search history" was not only made public, but it's gone viral.

    Although it does have it's humorous appeal, I wouldn't think it was funny if somebody hacked my search history and posted it all over the internet. I don't have anything to hide; I wouldn't give a hoot if my search history were broadcasted around the world, as long as I have the opportunity to explain the context under which the searches were made. A simple Google search history does not give any indication of the context in which the search was done.

    I'm sure a lot of people searched "NAMBLA" after having watched a particular South Park episode about it. Most of those people only searched for it because they wanted to see if such an organization actually existed. That latter bit of information (the part about wanting to see if such an organization actually existed) is just as important and meaningful as the search itself, but it isn't stored in a person's Google search history.
  • CaseyG Just_Pi... 2011/05/23 12:40:28
    CaseyG
    +2
    Loosen up.
  • synful90 CaseyG 2011/05/23 14:33:58
    synful90
    exactly! who couldn't laugh at diana sawyer swimsuit pics LOL
  • BUCCANEER~POTL~PWCM~JLA 2011/05/23 08:29:36
    Mean trick
    BUCCANEER~POTL~PWCM~JLA
    She Sawer yer coming
  • The_Edge 2011/05/23 03:35:34 (edited)
    Mean trick
    The_Edge
    +2
    Hope the old guys knows how to go to Lawyers "R" Us and have the ingrate son written out of his will. Online. I guess he could google/twitter "How to tell how if your son is gay". Fair is fair."Sonny, where do I put the tape in this thing?"
  • lmnlme10921 2011/05/23 03:22:38
    Mean trick
    lmnlme10921
    he's 81, for crying out loud!!! though it does sound kind of fishy; even if hes old, wouldnt he realize hes not getting results??
  • maggied45 2011/05/23 02:24:49
    Funny
    maggied45
    +2
    That is so freaking funny - especially the Diane Sawyer swimsuit photos.
  • kaidi661 2011/05/23 01:02:42
  • Zach 2011/05/23 00:52:06
    Funny
    Zach
    Hahahaha, I would do the same thing if my parents didn't know how to work computers.
  • The_Edge Zach 2011/05/24 05:17:19
    The_Edge
    What would you have thought if they would have shoved your ass out into a freeway when you didn't know how to ride a bike? Or how about pitching you into the 8' deep end of the pool when you didn't know how to swim, but they could. How about helping your parents like they did for you when you didn't know anything. Ingrate.
  • Zach The_Edge 2011/05/24 05:23:53
    Zach
    My parents have a sense of humor. They would laugh about it. They wouldn't be offended, anger, or annoyed. Learn to loosen up. Not everything in this world needs to be taken so seriously.

    No need to get your panties in a bunch.
  • The_Edge Zach 2011/05/24 05:44:50
    The_Edge
    You think knowing computers and being able to tell them how to set up a 32-bit VM inside their 64-bit Vostro so they can run a XP downgrade makes you special? Can you go out and tear out your tranny, rebuild it, and then put it all back together? If you can, who taught you?
    Respect your elders, listen to those that have lived longer than you. You will do better than those that don't. And be careful in statements like your last one. Say that to the wrong person and you might be surprised where you are when you wake up. You have a lot to learn.
  • Zach The_Edge 2011/05/24 05:49:27
    Zach
    Once again, my parents would laugh about it. They have pulled plenty of pranks on me. We are down to Earth. We don't get offended by irrelevant matters such as this. There is MUCH more to worry about in this world.

    And I pretty sure I'll wake up in my bed. Like I do every morning.... Everyone has a lot to learn.
  • Bob DiN 2011/05/22 23:46:31
    Mean trick
    Bob DiN
    +1
    Funny in some ways but mean to the 81 year old man.
  • Nuala a.k.a BlueRaven 2011/05/22 22:10:40
    Mean trick
    Nuala a.k.a BlueRaven
    +2
    but hilarious, poor guy, I would be so embarrassed if i found out the truth and deeply pissed off. Still catch myself laughing though.
  • mbrown33 2011/05/22 20:50:58
    Mean trick
    mbrown33
    +2
    mean trick if it is real... but I think that it is a fake... some college kid in his dorm...
  • julie 2011/05/22 20:35:21
    Mean trick
    julie
    +2
    awh thats mean! haha, but how does he not realize it? I mean he's obviously not getting his information
  • S123 julie 2011/07/27 20:47:34
    S123
    You would think that he would at least decide that Twitter is broken. It's proabably fake.
  • Ervol5 2011/05/22 20:05:42
    Mean trick
    Ervol5
    +1
    My dad is 81 ... He is a really, really smart man - - but when it comes to computers he has difficulty understanding it all. He wants to know EVERYTHING.... Just the way of thinking from that generational cohort. When he first hooked up to the internet he couldn't understand when he was having email issues how I could log onto his account (I'm from Philly, he's from Pitt) and see his email....but I couldn't see everything he was looking at (like a word document). He also couldn't get the concept of plugging into the outlet - plugging into the internet. It was a difficult beginning - - but now he's a pro....I would never mess with that.
  • Chibi 2011/05/22 19:57:52
    Mean trick
    Chibi
    +1
    But a very clever and funny one lol.
  • ★Calliope★ 2011/05/22 19:22:25
    Mean trick
    ★Calliope★
    +1
    but funny.

    I'm starting to be the age where folks do it to me!
    funny starting age folks mean old lady the bird
  • SisterGypsy 2011/05/22 18:27:21
    Funny
    SisterGypsy
    +1
    It's hilarious, but mean at the same time. Poor old man.
  • JessieVilleneuve 2011/05/22 18:08:02
    Mean trick
    JessieVilleneuve
    +1
    its soo mean....but i do have to admit i subscribed to his channel... someone should set him straight...don't u think he'd figure it out..maybe it just some guy wanting some attention and twitter subscriber..ether way
  • Zoey 2011/05/22 17:34:27
    Mean trick
    Zoey
    +1
    Poor guy. I feel sorry for him >.<
  • studiobrat PWCM AFCL 2011/05/22 17:18:07
    Mean trick
    studiobrat  PWCM AFCL
    +1
    Karma will get the son!
  • Hey! I like your eyes<3 2011/05/22 17:07:04
    Funny
    Hey! I like your eyes<3
    +1
    LMAO!! Epically Hilarious!! Haha
  • Aader 2011/05/22 16:11:43
    Funny
    Aader
    +1
    classic that is a good idea
  • ©TransAmTam~Metal Queen \m/ 2011/05/22 15:04:12
  • Aader ©TransA... 2011/05/22 16:12:09
    Aader
    +2
    i don't believe in karma
  • ©TransA... Aader 2011/05/22 16:16:39
  • Aader ©TransA... 2011/05/22 16:23:32
    Aader
    +2
    wow i said the same thing to my buddy about God
  • ©TransA... Aader 2011/05/22 16:27:43

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