eCurrents October 2015

In this issue: 

Featured apps, cool videos, more!

Link to Advanced Technology, Personal Touch
Two To View – A Couple Of Amazing Videos You Don't Want To Miss

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Music By Birds On The Wires
What would it sound like if birds on the wires were viewed as notes in a musical composition? Watch this to find out.
  Toddler Plays With Gorilla
Apparently the peek-a-boo game is familiar to gorillas, as this little boy found out to his delight while visiting the zoo.

3 Rivers' Grants Help Local Communities
Logo3 Rivers' Community Enhancement Grant program has awarded over $191,000 to nonprofit organizations within our serving over the past 10 years. This money has been given to groups who are committed to making their communities better places to live, work, and raise their families. 

Through this grant program 3 Rivers has funded 120 projects, including building neighborhood playgrounds, remodeling community centers for better handicap accessibility, purchasing emergency equipment for volunteer fire departments, and investing in our town libraries. 

If you are part of a local nonprofit group that would like to partner with 3 Rivers to start or complete a project that will make lasting improvements within your community, you can find the Community Enhancement Grant guidelines and application online here or you can email Susan at

Featured Apps – These Three Are Well Worth A Look


Need to split the check at a restaurant or pay your share of a group gift for a friend? Pay almost anyone instantly and securely with Venmo. 

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It's America's favorite word game, and this app lets you play Scrabble with friends on Facebook or play solo against the computer. 

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Planning a home improvement project? Here's a handy way to get inspired, browse through photos, and connect with professionals. 

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Scam Alert – Beware Of Facebook Friend Request Scam

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

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Have A Ball With A Pumpkin
Bowl Them Over With Fall Leaves
Good-Looking Halloween Donuts

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 October

Time To Study College Rankings – If someone in your family will be college bound in the coming year or two, be sure to study this annual ranking of colleges and universities from U.S. News & World Report. You'll also find college advice for students and parents as well as tips on applications, loans, and more.
Fun And Flexible Photo Editing – With PicMonkey, you can easily edit and touch up photos, or develop your own photo designs. Give your photos a makeover with Wrinkle Remover and Teeth Whitening, try fun special effects to create unique photo images, or use the collage tool for a cool new Facebook cover.
Winning Tailgating Recipes – The chefs at Food Network have teamed up to bring you the Top 50 Tailgating Recipes. You'll score big with friends and family on game days with dishes including Charleston Cheese Dip, Three Cheese and Artichoke Scones, and Charred Corn Guacamole with Corn Chips.
Set The Scene For Halloween – Don't be spooked at the prospect of decorating your home for Halloween! The folks at HGTV have done the work for you with this gallery of ghoulish ideas for inside and out. From cleverly decorated pumpkins to ghostly curtains and slipcovers, you're sure to scare up compliments.

Short Tutorial/FAQ – What Does The Term "Ping Rate" Mean?

Download Graphics to ViewQuestion: I've seen the term "ping rate" mentioned in online video games but I'm not sure what it means? Can you fill me in? 

Answer: Ping rate is simply the delay of messages sent between computers; in other words, how fast you get a response after you've sent out a request. Ping rates will vary based on the quality of your Internet connection and the distance between the server and your computer. Ping is measured in milliseconds, and you can check yours at sites including A fast ping means a more responsive connection, which is especially important in applications where timing is critical such as online video games.
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