Where to connect with fellow foodies, bookworms, travelers, and more. Does the term “social media” make you uneasy? Maybe you’ve had enough of aggressive algorithms, humble brags, and fear of missing out (FOMO). If that’s the case, but you still want to be part of an online community, consider one of the many niche social media sites. Communities Nextdoor (nextdoor.com) – Conn ...read more
Welcome to Granite State Communications’ Community Advisor! Here you will find Internet, Phone, and Community-related news and tips. Please read, watch, share – and check back regularly for updates. While you are here, feel free to browse the archived articles on the right. As always, we welcome your comments and questions.
Are you sometimes puzzled by the ads in your Facebook News Feed and wonder why you’re seeing them? To see why Facebook is showing you a particular ad: Click •••in the top right corner of the ad. Click “Why am I seeing this ad?” and you'll see different reasons. For example, “You visited the advertiser’s website.” If available, click > next to the reason wh ...read more
To get the best performance from your Wi-Fi network, it’s important to place your router in the optimal location in your home. The wrong location can sometimes cause the internet connection to fail or drop intermittently. Here are the guidelines: INSTALL YOUR ROUTER IN A CENTRAL LOCATION. In a multi-story home, this means a central spot (not corner) of the first floor. AVOID ...read more
Remotes for TVs and media players get handled frequently, often by hands that are also grabbing snacks. So it makes sense to give your remotes thorough cleanings. How often? Plan on doing this at least monthly — more frequently if a family member is sick — to help avoid the spread of germs. Follow these steps: 1. Remove the batteries from the back of the remote. 2. Dip a cotton cloth into ...read more
April is Financial Literacy Month, which gives you 30 days to review and upgrade your financial smarts. No matter where you are on your financial journey, there’s always something to improve. For example, are you running a deficit at the end of each month? Try creating a budget. Is your emergency savings account looking a little slim? Make a plan to put aside some cash each week. Have you wan ...read more
Romance scams are the costliest type of scam for people 60 and older. That’s why the FTC is spreading the word about this growing threat, which can leave victims with a broken heart and an empty bank account. Even if this scam might not affect you, it could be happening to someone you know. Keep these things in mind: If a friend or loved one mentions an online love interest, as ...read more
Hop to it and enjoy Easter activities with your family. Decorate Easter eggs and baskets in new ways. Get moving with an egg-and-spoon race in the backyard. Or watch the classic movie Easter Parade with Judy Garland and Fred Astaire. However you decide to celebrate, don’t forget to share your favorite moments through video calls and social media posts. Technology helps every bunny stay con ...read more