Most managers realize that age discrimination is against the law. Yet, ageism exists. So, it is important for young, newly, hired managers to be careful about age stereotypes. Researchers from the University of California in Berkeley, Hopkins School in New Haven, and Hunter College in New York co-authored a study, "Facebook as a Site for Negative Age Stereotypes," published February 7, 2013 in the Gerontologist . The abstract of the study stated the following. Ageism has been found to exist throughout a wide variety of societal institutions. Whether it also exists in social networking sites has not been previously considered. To explore this possibility, we conducted a content analysis of each publicly accessible Facebook group that concentrated on older individuals. The site "Descriptions" of the 84 groups, with a total of 25,489 members, were analyzed. The mean age category of the group creators was 20-29; all were younger than 60 years. Consistent with our hypothesis, the Descriptions of all but one of these groups focused on negative age stereotypes. Among these Descriptions, 74% excoriated older individuals, 27% infantilized them, and 37% advocated banning them from public activities, such as shopping. Facebook has the potential to break down barriers between generations; in practice, it may have erected new ones. The negative stereotypes of older people include being mentally and physically incompetent, slow, and technologically challenged. Yet, older employees were raised with televisions, while younger employees were raised with computers and cell phones. It is important to remember that older employees can be mentors to younger employees. They have unique skills and qualities and a lot of experience to share. A quote from Austrian writer Marie von Ebner-Eschenach is, "In youth we learn; in age we understand." What are some other positives about older employees?