Please do not send me anything by Facebook, or at least, don’t expect me to get it. I do not understand it and don’t plan to learn. You are overestimating my computer knowledge.
Facebook often sends notifications over your name but without your knowledge. Don’t worry about these. I simply delete them, which only takes one click. Just be aware I do not read them.
Years ago, I signed up for Twitter just to see why anyone would use it. I quickly saw that I would not, and never have, but signing up for Twitter automatically signed me up for Facebook. I never use Facebook either, although you may see I have an account. Email coming from either source gets lost in my spam folder. Mostly, they seem to be messages about what my granddaughter’s friends are doing. They would all die of embarrassment if they knew I was getting them, so I don’t even read them.
If there is anything you really want me to know, send an email under your own name. My email address is always at the bottom of each posting.
The big problem I have with computers now, especially Windows 10, is that they show you from the beginning everything they can do and let you disable the ones you don’t want. This is contrary to the way computers used to be (I started out using MS-DOS that had no graphics and opened only with a “C-prompt,” but it made Bill Gates rich). We started out with a blank operating system and added the programs and features we wanted. Under that old system, we knew exactly what we had and how it worked because we first recognized the need, then bought (or downloaded) and installed the programs to do it. Under the new way of doing things, you do not know if you will ever need what is offered, so you tend to leave it, not go to the extra effort to eliminate it, and your computer becomes unbelievably cluttered and complex.
As I recollect, on something like Windows 4, a software company whose product compressed and stored music complained that no one bought their software because Windows had something similar, inferior but workable, as a free part of the Windows operating system. They claimed this gave Microsoft a monopoly, or at least, an unfair advantage. The next version of Windows came as only the basic operating system, but had all of the bells and whistles on a free download. Somehow, that was resolved in Microsoft’s favor and Windows now comes supplied with everything you could possibility want, and much you will never use.
Adding to the complexity, several devices are often “synced” together. That is, you can work on a report on your smart phone, and what you accomplish can be seen and refined further on your desktop when you get home. I suppose this is handy for some people, but it quickly becomes too complex for me.
Adding another layer of complexity, Microsoft has announced Windows 10 will be the last one offered, and they will modify and upgrade that version automatically for everyone. The trouble with that is you may buy a book to tell you how to use Windows 10 and find their instructions no longer match what you see on your screen.
Someone once explained tennis pros spend hours practicing just one aspect of their game, such as an overhead smash. If you did that, it would only prove your life priorities are badly screwed up. The same is becoming true with keeping up with computers.
The bottom line: if computers are getting too complex for you, it is not your fault. It is the fault of system designers. Understanding computers is nothing to be proud of. It is like the scholar of ancient history who can read hieroglyphics, but forgot to tie his shoes.