From South Florida: GenKvetch.com - SOCIAL NETWORKING FOR SENIORS
Generation Kvetch is here.
Social network for seniors
SURFSIDE:If you're on Facebook, you're too young for a new social networking site getting its start in South Florida.
Genkvetch.com is a senior networking site with jokes, book and movie reviews and recipes.
It takes its name from the Yiddish word "kvetch," which means to complain or nag.
The site was started by 61-year-old Marilyn Carroll of Surfside. She says Genkvetch is easy to read with large print and no advertising. It has a personals section and links to news stories and volunteer opportunities.
Carroll says she wanted a site where "the 50-plus crowd could have fun."
According to the Pew Internet & American Life Project, only 7 percent of adults 65 and over have joined online networks, compared with 75 percent of 18- to 24-year-olds.