Gransnet brings grans together for megalolz
Today’s grannies aren’t like the crusty biddies of old. They need to network - to discuss the price of fish and what a horrible dress their daughter in law has on.
But rather than the traditional Mrs Doyle meet ups in the supermarket, Gransnet is now launching local sites, so that grandparents who have been reglated to a lifetime of pushing prams round the park by their busy offspring can meet up and not go insane.
It’s being funded by the Nominet Trust, and so far 20 local editors have been recruited, despite the fact that a large proportion of the UK’s older population still aren’t online.
But times they are a changin’, and Gransnet is proving to be a hit, with high profile celebs such as er, Kathy Lette writing for the site.
Gransnet founder Geraldine Bedell said: ‘Occasionally in the past our members have admitted to sometimes feeling lonely...Gransnet Local will extend the support and friendship we offer online into meet-ups and will provide a forum to discuss everything that's going on locally.'
Like her at number 76. Never washes her step. TUT.