Facebook's oldest user celebrates 106th birthday

January 23, 2014 3:23:12 PM PST
A Santa Barbara woman is getting flooded with birthday wishes on Facebook.

That's because Edythe Kirchmaier is not only celebrating her 106th birthday Thursday, she's also the oldest registered user on Facebook.

Edythe is very popular and has more than 47,000 friends on the social media site.

She first joined Facebook last year, but couldn't enter her birth year of 1908.

The site's engineers had to verify her age and fix the glitch. It's something they'd never had to do before.

Edythe is also California's oldest licensed driver.

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