World’s oldest Twitter user dies at 104

THE world’s oldest known Twitter user has died at the age of 104, prompting a flood of internet tributes.

Staff at the Hillside Manor residential home in Bradford, West Yorkshire, confirmed that Ivy Bean died just after midnight.

Ms Bean began tweeting in 2008 and accrued almost 57,000 followers.

Among those following her posts about daily life at the home were singer Peter Andre - whom she met and tweeted about regularly - and DJ Chris Evans.

Ms Bean began using Twitter after gathering an equally impressive following on Facebook, which she began using in 2007.

When she became ill recently, her Twitter profile was taken over by home manager Pat Wright, who kept her thousands of followers updated on her progress.

Today Mrs Wright posted: “ivy passed away peacefully at 12.08 this morning.”

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Her name is now among the ‘trending topics’ on Twitter, with thousands of people across the globe leaving tributes.

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