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Florence Detlor: Facebook reveals its oldest user at 101

Florence Detlor joined Facebook in 2009 as a way to stay in touch with family.
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Facebook's oldest user, 101-year-old Florence Detlor, sits between Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg and Chief Executive Officer and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg at the social network's headquarters. (Facebook/Courtesy)

Meet Facebook's oldest "friend:" 101-year-old Florence Detlor.

The social media giant's chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg, posted a photo on the site Tuesday of herself with Detlor and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.

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The caption read: “Honored to meet Florence Detlor, who at 101 years old is the oldest registered Facebook user. Thank you for visiting us Florence!"

The photo has garnered nearly 7,000 likes and been shared more than 800 times.

Detlor joined Facebook in 2009 as a way to keep up with family members, according to the Detroit Free Press.

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According to her profile, she graduated from Occidental College in 1932 and now lives in Menlo Park, California, not far from Facebook's headquarters.

Detlor has 652 Facebook friends, but that number may go up after this week's widespread publicity.

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