September 26, 2016

Pros and Cons of Online Shopping

Online shopping has quickly become one of today’s most appreciated conveniences. Some people are addicted to it, and others still shy away simply because some don’t think it is a safe option when it comes to spending money. Well, just like anything else, it has its pros and cons. Pros • Time: With online shopping… Read More

September 6, 2016

How to stay safe while using public Wi-Fi

1. Turn off sharing At home, your sharing setting may be on to share music, documents, pictures, etc. While on a public network, have this on is a bad idea. Sharing can allow hackers to access your computer and retrieve your personal information. 2. Get a VPN VPN stands for virtual private network. It sends… Read More

August 25, 2016

Wilkes Communications turns 65!

RiverStreet Networks is one part of the Wilkes Communications brand. Wilkes Communications was first introduced to the world as Wilkes Telephone Company. In 1949, a group of local Wilkes County citizens petitioned to Central Telephone Company for phone service. They had no idea what would become of their efforts. In recent years we rebranded ourselves… Read More

August 15, 2016

10 Habits of Highly Successful People

Finding new ways to give yourself and edge in 2016 can seem somewhat difficult, but it can actually be as simple as changing or adding a couple of things to your daily routine. Here’s a list of ten things that highly successful people do on a daily basis. 1. Successful people make their health a… Read More

August 12, 2016

Best Laptops of 2016!

Since the first day of school is right around the corner, it is important to be sure your student shave all of the resources they need to be successful this school year. That also means ensuring that the resources they use are the best of the best. Here’s a mashup, courtesy of, of the… Read More

August 4, 2016

22 Motivational Quotes to Get You Through the Work Week

1. “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney 2. “Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today.” – Will Rogers 3. “If you are working on something that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you.” -Steve Jobs 4. “We… Read More

July 29, 2016

Back-to-School Tips!

Parents, we know you are just as excited (if not more) for your little ones to head back to school this fall. Some of you may be seasoned vets when it comes to the back-to-school process, and some of you may still be trying to get the hang of it. Here is a list of… Read More

July 25, 2016

Samsung Pay vs. Apple Pay

It seems like more and more there are people raving about Apple Pay and/or Samsung Pay. Some of you may have been using this feature for the past year, and as for the rest of us…well here’s some information about each that may help you get a better understanding about how they work. Samsung Pay… Read More

July 18, 2016

Communities in Schools

Summer is quickly coming to an end, and as we shop our kid’s school supply lists, it is important to remember those that may not be able to afford to do the same. There are plenty of organizations to get involved with that help provide school supplies, clothes, food, and other items that children need… Read More

July 11, 2016

Is Social Media REALLY necessary?

Thirty years ago, there were only a few ways that people could advertise their business and even themselves. Newspapers, seminars, magazines and television commercials, just to name a few. In most recent years, internet advertisements have become a huge deal and are the new norm for advertisers and publishers. There are now even internet trackers… Read More