eCurrents June 2015


Link to Advanced Technology, Personal Touch
 
Two To View – A Couple Of Amazing Videos You Don't Want To Miss
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Surf's Up In Indonesia!
Complete with beautiful views, this amazing footage highlights professional surfers on the waves in Indonesia as they guide tourists and train the next generation.
  Not Just Another Day At The Beach
Watch this prankster trick unsuspecting beach goers into thinking she's disappeared. All she needs are a "faulty" umbrella and a trap door beneath her towel.
3 Rivers Conference Bridge
3 Rivers Conference Bridge telephone service can help you can reduce business travel expenses and improve productivity while meeting anyone, anytime from practically anywhere! Our Conference Bridge is a cost-effective alternative to face-to-face meetings with off-premise employees, suppliers, customers—anyone you do business with and for! 

Of course, when most people think of a conference call, that's what they picture—a group of business people sitting in an office talking about profit margins. But 3 Rivers Conference Bridgeservice can be used for so much more! Here's an example, shared by one of 3 Rivers' friendly (and very knowledgeable) Customer Service reps. She talked about planning a family reunion with relatives scattered across the country, all on the phone together, getting details planned without the possibility of miscommunication that can happen when discussing something like this via email or social media. How about planning a wedding? The possibilities are endless. 

Check out the details on 3 Rivers Conference Bridge on 3rivers.net, in the latest telephone directory, or give us a call today!

Free Featured Apps – These Three Are Well Worth A Look

The Weather Channel
 
Pocket
 
Yelp

The Weather Channel
Being unprepared for the weather can put a damper on your day. But, of course, there's an app for that! Get high-quality forecasts and more. 

Learn more...
 
Pocket
Found something online you don't have time for now? Just put it in your "pocket" and view later from any device — no Internet connection needed. 

Learn more...
 
Yelp
You already know how handy Yelp can be for sharing and reading reviews for restaurants and other businesses. Why not bring it with you wherever you go? 

Learn more...

Scam Alert – Be Careful When Buying Or Selling On Craigslist

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Go Pinterest-ing! – Cool Stuff To Pin On Your Pinterest Boards

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Uplifting Grapefruit 
Mint Body Scrub
 
Turn An Old Desk 
Into A Cute Planter
 
Time For A Unique
Bicycle Rim Clock

You haven't started pinning on Pinterest yet and you want to get started? If so, click here.

Sites Of The Month – Great Sites To Check Out In June

Map Your Summer Vacation
npca.org – Want to see something amazing this summer? Go to one of America's national parks. From Yosemite to Yellowstone, and from the Great Smokies to the Grand Canyon, the U.S. boasts many breathtaking destinations. Use this handy map to find the best one to visit based on location, theme, category, or name.
Free + Recycling = Freecycle
freecycle.org – Have some stuff taking up too much space in your garage? Or are you looking for some new books to read? Either way, Freecycle could be great for you. It's a worldwide network of people exchanging things for free. Each local group is moderated by volunteers. Membership is (of course) free.
Make Cool, Creamy Treats
allyou.com – With a carton of ice cream and the right recipe, it's easy to create a cool dessert for summer entertaining on a hot day. You'll find a delicious assortment of options here, including Tropical Sherbet Cake, Mexican "Fried" Ice Cream Truffles, and Ice Cream Sundae Pie.
Protect Your Skin From Harmful Rays
skincancer.org – Summer means sun, and sun means the potential for fun as well as damage. Skin cancer is a real threat, but there's a lot you can do to prevent it. Check out this site for general recommendations as well as those for specific situations like going to the beach, driving, and golfing.

Short FAQ – What's The Best Way To Handle An Internet Troll?

Ugly Troll PicQuestion: I'm troubled by the mean comments I find on Twitter and elsewhere, including some that have been directed at me. What can I do? 

Answer: Sounds like you've discovered one of the downsides of online interaction: trolls. A troll is someone who uses offensive, inflammatory, or irrelevant messages to illicit emotional responses from others and throw the intended conversation off course. Trolls thrive on conflict, so one of the best ways to deal with them is to ignore them. However, if ignoring doesn't work or isn't an option, there are other steps you can take: 
  • Don't take it personally. A troll's unkind words truly have nothing to do with you; they're more of a reflection of that person's own problems. 

  • Try being nice. Some trolls are actually just people with strong opinions or who need a lot of attention. If you engage with them nicely (such as asking for clarification), they may respond in kind. 

  • Use your settings. Many sites have options that allow you to control whose input you see and don't see. Set yours to omit the troll's posts from your view. 

  • Kick them out. If the site has a moderator, ask that person to take appropriate steps to limit the troll's access or kick them off the site altogether. 

  • Set a good example. Trolls' behavior can remind us that it's easy to hurt other people online. Take extra care to ensure your own messages come across the way in which you intend.
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