Two centenarians are battling it out for the title of the oldest Facebook user.
Florence Detlor, 101, was named the oldest Facebook user by founder Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg in August. The Californian was given a personal tour of Facebook’s campus in Palo Alto.
Maria Colunia Segura-Metzgar, 105, however, unofficially claims herself as the oldest Facebook user. The grandmother and great-grandmother from New Mexico says that when she registered her account, she had to list her age as 101, despite being 104 at the time, due to the website age limit.
“Now on Facebook it says she’s 102 when, in reality, she’s 105,” said Segura-Metzgar’s 60-year old grandson, Anthony Segura, who helped his grandmother to start an account.
Segura-Metzgar celebrated her birthday on Tuesday, according to ABC News.
The Daily Mail reports that she uses an iPad to access her Facebook page, where she has a bevy of birthday wishes from her 86 “friends.”
She also stores old photos on her profile. Twice widowed, she showed KOB a wedding photo of herself and one of her late husbands in the 1920’s.
"I love it all!" Segura-Metzgar said, when asked what she likes most about Facebook.
Her grandson says he has contacted Facebook about extending the age listing so that his grandmother can list her correct age, but has not heard back from the social networking site.
Several media outlets have also contacted Facebook to confirm Segura-Metzgar as the oldest Facebook user, with no response.
Segura says it would be nice for his grandmother to have the recognition, but it wasn’t the reason she decided to join Facebook.
“We want to let everybody know in the family that she’s still alive and kicking,” he said.
He also says that reading posts on Facebook keeps her “mentally sharp,” and that their family across the country enjoys keeping in touch with her through her photos.
In addition to Facebook, Segura-Metzgar enjoys watching TV and reading the newspaper. Segura says she is very involved in politics and will vote in the upcoming election, but won’t tell the family for whom she is voting.