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A social network for the gerontological set

Kai Ryssdal Jul 19, 2011

This final note today, which comes with with no offense intended toward our more mature listeners. There’s a new social network specifically geared toward the gerontological set. It’s called Proust.com. Yes, as in remembrances of things past. It’s actually more Proust Questionnaire than Facebook. A chance for seniors to digitize their memories.

Assuming you can actually get your grandmother online.

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