World's oldest blogger signs off for the last time, aged 108

An Australian woman renowned as the world's oldest blogger has died at the age of 108. Her last post described her ailing health but also how she still sang a happy song every day. Olive Riley, of Woy Woy about 50 miles north of Sydney, began blogging in February last year, sharing stories from her life during the two world wars, raising three children on her own, and working as a station cook in the outback.

The physically frail but mentally alert Riley won an international audience with her blog, The Life of Riley and series of videos posted on YouTube with her talking and singing.

Riley was said to be the world's oldest blogger as she was 12 years older than the previous titleholder, Spain's Maria Amelia. She was born in 1899 and would have turned 109 in October. 'She enjoyed the notoriety - it kept her mind fresh,' her great-grandson Darren Stone of Brisbane told local newspapers.

'She had people communicating with her from as far away as Russia and America on a continual basis, not just once in a while.'

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damn 1899 and all that stuff.

could you imagine what she's seen ... i mean a fricking 100years! , not many people can claim that.

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damn 1899 and all that stuff.

could you imagine what she's seen ... i mean a fricking 100years! , not many people can claim that.

Considering what the average life expectancy was a few decades ago, I'd like to think that our medical service will improve enough over the next few decades to make the golden 100 year mark a reality for more and more people.

100 years....plane, radio, tv, tv-color, vhs, betamax ,microwave, plastic, 2 world war, nuclear invention and such, this latest century was pretty amusing.