Yvonne Alves, Rita Brown (Photo: Instagram)
We decided to give three middle-aged people the opportunity to try social media for the very first time.
1. Assign a social media account to each adult.
2. Get them to post something at least once a day for a week.
3. Allow each participant to create a video diary of their experience at least once a day (not as simple as we thought it would be).
First on board was Yvonne Alves, 58, a retired woman from Johannesburg. We also managed to rope in 54-year-old Kelvin Vilander, an Evangelist at the Methodist Church of South Africa. And rounding up the crew was Rita Brown, 55, who works in the insurance field.
Now that we got that out of the way, here’s what happened when these middle-aged people tried social media for the first time: