Today I decided open a FaceBook page. Well, let me clarify that. About ten months ago I did open a FaceBook page with the help of a friend and it seemed easy at the beginning, but I started to find it confusing to navigate the site.
What’s easy? You need to be a rocket scientist to do this. So I gave up.
Everyone keeps telling me it’s easy, so I thought I would try again. Now, remember I had a page set up and went back to it, searched my name – low and behold up came a page with my name and email address on it asking for my password. Are they kidding? Who could remember that far back? I tried everything I could think of, but was not able to get in.
I finally gave up . . . again.
A few days later my granddaughter came over to my house. I thought this is my chance to beat this beast. My granddaughter knows everything there is to know about computers, she has a Facebook page as well. I thought, “She will know how to fix this situation.”
Well, we tried everything. A page came up that said if you forgot your password, press here. We did that. Then we were told that FaceBook would send me a password by email – we should simply put the password in the space provided – push the button to be able to reset the password.
Never happened. Easy, huh?
In any case I thought my granddaughter’s presence was more important then messing around another hour with this. So I quit… again.
I dreamt about the problem all night and decided to try it one more time the next day.
I brought up the FaceBook page, put in my name, my email address, and told them that I forgot my password. It took me to another page where I had to fill in all the same information again. They said that they would send me another password by email and that when I entered it in the proper box I could reset the password to enter FaceBook.
Guess What? I received the password by email in about fifteen minutes. Carefully, I wrote it down so as not to forget it. I went back to the FaceBook page. I filled in all the boxes that were required. When I got to the box that asked me for the password that had been emailed to me, I carefully filled it in. The box came up that asked me what I would like to use as my new password and I filled that in. I was a little nervous because you don’t see the password you just see those little dots.
It was easy. I am now part of the FaceBook community again. I was surprised to see how many people were there that still wanted to talk to me. Now I just have to learn how to post what I have to say in that little box they give you for comments. I guess that will be easy too.