Many might think that social media is the exclusive domain of the younger generation. However, many of our older adults have enthusiastically adopted it to keep up with the times as well as their old acquaintances and younger family members. Grandparents are becoming proficient in alien things like Skype and Facebook and liking it. Facebook, Twitter, and Skype all show the most growth in the older adult demographic and with 39 million people currently aged 65 and older -- and an estimated 55 million by -- social networks are sure to continue to see a surge in their older base. Aug 06, · And while on the whole, social networks are still a young person's and a woman's game -- 89 percent of toyear-olds are members of sites like Facebook and 74 percent of all female internet adults are social media users -- the older generation is catching up, quickly.