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Twitter as a resource for boomers and seniors

The U.S. General Services Administration, which operates the

The U.S. General Services Administration, which operates the USAgov Twitter site, is teaming up with the Social Security Administration to offer answers to questions about subjects such as benefits, retirement age and Medicare. Credit: EPA / ANDREW GOMBERT

Twitter is not just for the younger generations. The popular blogging site has a wealth of information for boomers and seniors. The government, for example, is attempting to see if Twitter can become a useful place to reach older adults who have questions about federal programs.

The U.S. General Services Administration, which operates the USAgov Twitter site (twitter.com/USAgov), is teaming up with the Social Security Administration to offer answers to questions about subjects such as benefits, retirement age and Medicare.

Going to bit.ly/ssa-twitter to ask questions, or log into your Twitter account and use the hashtag #SSAanswers. If you haven't signed up for Twitter, you can open a free account at twitter.com.

You can also find information at USAgov's Facebook page (facebook .com/USAgov).

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