Friday, June 8, 2018

I NEED A TUNE UP

     The other day I got a Face book message from my neighbor down the street. It said to go to Messenger to read the message.

     I had never used messenger. I don't know what messenger is. I was surprised to see it listed on the left side of my Face Book page.

     So as told I went to messenger. I found the message but what else I found blew my mind. I found messages that I'd never seen before. Some of them were four years old. However, most of the messages I had seen and read.

     Now one message really caught my attention. The message was from 2014. It was from a young woman I'd taught with in a small town. We both left this small town in 1963 . Yes, 1963 . 55 years ago. So some how she had tracked me down and left a message. She must have wondered what is wrong with this guy that I didn't reply

     So I sent a message to her. I just wanted to see if she was still here. Five minutes later she had answered me. Then I had to tell her the story of why I hadn't answered her message. 

    Now this is where the tune up comes in. What is messenger? How do I use messenger?  What other programs should I be aware of?

    I'm going to have to confer with some young friends to get tuned up on some of the things I should be using.

39 comments:

  1. It seems a lot of people are unaware that Messenger and FB are connected. I am new to FB and I confess I figured it out right away but am not aware of any other programs on FB. There are a lot of games and stuff that I don't bother with.

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    1. there's lots of different stuff on face book but lots of it can be picked up in other places.

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  2. I use Messenger very seldom, only if someone messages me, or I don't have an email address for that person who is on Facebook and I need to PM ( Private message) them.

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    1. Yes, I figured that out . I just have to remember it.

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  3. I was also late to the Messenger party. Like you, a friend drug me into it. I actually like it pretty good. I think it’s easier and faster than email. However, my first choice for communication is Texting.

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    1. If you text, why bother with anything else?

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  4. Once upon a time, if you weren't facebook friends with a person, their message would go to an "others" folder like a spam box. Many many people were unaware that they had an "others" folder and missed messages just like yours. At some point in the last few years, facebook has changed the way that is done so you should always receive a notification to say you are being contacted.
    I don't think there are any other mysterious apps or functions you need to know

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    1. Well, I was not aware of an others folder! You see, I really do need a tune up.

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  5. btw, if it means anything, my parents are your age and refuse to use facebook. I doubt they have even heard of messenger so you are doing ok

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    1. My wife refuses to use anything computer until she wants to see an email.

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  6. I also have no idea what Messenger is. I thought it might be an angel sent by God to berate us all for our wicked ways. I have heard people mention Facebook before. Is it a website that advises people about cosmetics and facial hair plucking?

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    1. Sounds like you've started a couple of good rumors. I wonder if Zuckerberg will catch on?

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  7. I use Messenger for texts between friends. I guess you have to be on FB to get it, but it's very handy, I think. :-)

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    1. At least now I check messenger and have found out how to send messages.

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  8. Hello, I use the Messenger on Facebook. It is great for keeping in touch with friends and family who live far away. Thanks for visiting my blog. Have a happy day and weekend.

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    1. I check your interesting blog all the time.

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  9. I use Messenger on occasion. There's the messages you're automatically listed, and then there's the secondary list of messages, from people you're not actually connected to. Half the time that's spam.

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    1. You still have to do some sorting.

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  10. Hi Red, One of the "Senior" things I do is watch the Evening News on TV. A couple of nights ago I saw a story ... this lady was saying the first thing she did each morning was open up Facebook to read the news. Well, I'm on FB but I sure don't see the news on there. I guess it's like Messenger ... something you've got to setup. Here is what I don't like about FB ... I get these emails telling me so-and-so has "updated their status." So, I click on the link in the email and see that they have just noticed a car crash on a road somewhere in their town and don't want others to get caught in the traffic. Since I don't live in that town it is meaningless to me and a waste of my time to click on the email to discover that. The next thing for me to do is figure out how to turn those emails OFF. Maybe you can tell me or maybe one of your followers will reply and let me know. Otherwise, I kind of like the Messenger. Well, it's really nothing more than just another email system, but it seems to work for folks who don't want to put their main email out there for the public. Have a good weekend Red.

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    1. You have to go through a lot of nonsense in order to find something interesting or important.

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    2. Hi John, I think I can help you change your FB email settings.

      Click on the down arrow on the top right next to your name / click settings / click notifications / click notification settings / click email / there should be 3 choices & if you don't want a lot of email check the choice that says "only about your account"

      I'm not great with these things but this should help - I hope so!

      Bonnie

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  11. Once upon a time I used instant messaging to communicate with our son while he spent a year at university. It was very good for that purpose because neither of us do well on the phone and he was too far away to come home often. Haven't used it before or since! This was before Facebook and I can't remember if it was connected with my email account or something that stood alone.

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    1. So messenger has been around for a whileÉ

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  12. I've been on Facebook for years but I don't use Messenger very much. I do get messages from others and I answer them but otherwise I don't use it much. Facebook is always adding or changing something but I try to just keep with the basics. I mainly use it to keep up with some cousins and family I would otherwise not hear from very often. The kids hardly use it any more since us "old folks" have gotten on it!

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    1. I sometimes wish the kids were still on face book. It was a good way to keep up with nieces and nephews.

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  13. I have used messenger. One was an APP and the other was included with FB, but they both seem to be the same!! Sometimes the texting needs to be private and thus I use it that way.

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    1. I can see there's much more I have to learn.

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  14. I had the same experience as you, found all kind of old messages of years ago. I don't use it and have no intention to do so in the future.

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    1. I will keep my eye on it. I don't want to miss a message.

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  15. I don't go on Facebook regularly but sometimes people send me private messages through messenger. The way I avoid missing them is by having a notification email sent to me when someone sends a message. That's something to consider if it works for you. Messenger is a way for people to send you messages privately so no one else sees them.

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    1. I will have to look and see how that's done.

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  16. That messenger is confusing, I don't use it at all:)

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  17. I'm sure people felt like that about the telephone. Havinf family and friends spread all over the world each using different messaging platforms means that I use Messenger, WhatsApp, Telegram, Facetime, iPhone Messages, Texting etc etc. But then we had a telephone when I was born.

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  18. Ha! Well, at least you found the messages, even if years later! Messages on Facebook from people who aren't already your "friend" can sometimes be hard to find. I had something similar happen, where I contacted someone and didn't hear back from them for a couple of years because they didn't immediately see the original message.

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  19. That is interesting. I've never heard of "messenger". Reminds me of all the old comments I found on my blog under "awaiting moderation". I had no idea, and worried then about what the friends that left the comments thought. I need more than a tune up, maybe a complete overhaul.

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  20. I am glad you were able to finally connect. I rarely go into my Facebook account so don’t have a clue about Messenger. Maybe I should check?

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  21. I too have seen a few outdated posts on messenger. There are just too many places you have to check these days! Anyway, glad you made the connection.

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  22. I've done this, too. For people with smartphones, they download the app. I don't have one, so I've missed messages, too!

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