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275x250.jpg One in three Brits now keep in touch with grandparents and elderly relatives by text message, email and even Facebook, a study has revealed.

Instead of picking up the phone, many elderly people are now using social networking sites to update their relatives, with 15% claiming their grandparents are regular users of Facebook.

More than one in twenty claim to have grandparents on the micro-blogging site Twitter and half of those said they regularly keep tabs on their posts, updates or activity.

Nearly a quarter of UK grandparents now own a smartphone and one in ten regularly communicate on Skype, according to the poll by family pub restaurant chain Fayre & Square.

A third of grandparents can competently text, 25% are avid email users and 10% send messages on Facebook.

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