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Although the last years of our life involve drastic, even frustrating changes in our way of life, the accommodation difficulties at this age can be overcome, even with the means of technology. This ...

Although the last years of our life involve drastic, even frustrating changes in our way of life, the accommodation difficulties at this age can be overcome, even with the means of technology. This paper brings out the problem of old age to the field of Internet and, especially for using a new web-instrument that can cause benefic readjustments to the way of life of the older people. We speak about the blog, an on-line instrument, that does not just strengthen the social prestige and self esteem of the third age, but can also induce major changes to the way older people are percepted and to the interest society shows to their problems.

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  • THE BLOG : a tehnological solution of benefit for the elders Gabriela GROSSECK West University of Timisoara http://grosseck.blogspot.com Photo: © Lisa Anderson, 2007 http://flickr.com/photos/80962685@N00/358316316/in/photostream/
  • Although the last years of our life …
    • involve drastic
    • even frustrating changes in our way of life
    • the accommodation difficulties at this age
    • can be overcome
    • even with the means of technology
    Photo: © Lisa Anderson, 2007 http://flickr.com/photos/80962685@N00/358316318/
  • THE Blog
    • a website that contains dated entries in reverse chronological order about a particular topic
    • quick way to publish news and happenings: a space for elders to publish their thoughts
    • free and easy: no need to learn HTML or FTP
    • personal: on-line journal, a diary or history
  • http:// dontoearth.blogspot.com /
  • http:// allanloof.blogspot.com /
  • Ray Franklin White 94 year-old 6 blogs about gardens, flowers, birds, family http://journals.aol.com/white6416r/DadsTomatoGardenJournal /
    • http://amis95.blogspot.com/
  • http:// www.allaboutolive.com.au /
  • Doina Popescu, Romania http://doinapopescu.hotnews.ro/index.php
  • A kind of videoblog on YouTube PETER OAKLEY 79-year-old a video maker a modest and reclusive writer with a marvelous memory reveals details of his very private life
  • The future: Social networking blogs
  • The Blog a Solution o f Benefit f or t he Elders
    • a new Web-instrument that can cause benefic readjustments to the way of life of the older people
    • strengthen the social prestige and self esteem of the third age
    • induce major changes to the way older people are percepted and to the interest society shows to their problems
  • Thank you! Q&A? Photo: © Lisa Anderson, 2007 http://flickr.com/photos/80962685@N00/358314120/in/photostream/