You're not necessarily "old" if you do this. Everyone younger than you will just SEE you as an old person . . .
Gen Zers are making fun of people who scroll through their phone using their INDEX FINGER. The young-person way to do it is with your thumb.
That's not just one person's opinion. A recent poll done by the makers of "Candy Crush" found 80% of Gen Z'ers use their thumbs to play.
It drops to 67% for Millennials. Meanwhile, 73% of Baby Boomers said they mainly use their index finger.
So why the difference in technique? Maybe because when older people first got touchscreens, using a stylus was a thing. (If you're not familiar, kids . . . a stylus is similar to an ancient writing utensil called a "pen." But no ink.)
One meme summed it up like this: It shows a picture of someone using their finger to scroll, with the caption, "Pretty sure every mom in the world texts like this."
40% of Gen Z'ers in the poll said they'd be embarrassed if they were out in public, and someone caught them scrolling with their finger.