How Zoom continues to keep bonds alive during the pandemic
The reality of 2020 as we all dreamed did not match our expectations in the slightest bit. Living through the pandemic in quarantine while following social distancing measures and attending work and/or classes virtually has definitely been the new normal. As we live through these unforeseen circumstances, we have begun adjusting to this phase of life whether we have realized it or not.
We have been living months into quarantine and have already passed multiple dates that carried plans to travel and visit family and friends around the world. With travel restrictions in place and our loved ones away from us, it has proved to be a frustrating struggle to stay put. The gift of technology in this situation has eased many troubled minds and upset hearts enabling them to see the good in the situation.
Zoom, an online video and audio chatting application, has received over millions of users in the beginning of quarantine. These users now have adopted the app into their daily routines which may be work, meetings, attending classes online but most importantly, reconnecting and keeping in touch with their loved ones.
The onset of COVID-19 has given birth to a new perspective and changed the way major life events and celebrations take place! Birthdays, anniversaries, baby showers and gender reveal parties, family dinners, family cooking dates, picnics and even weddings have taken the virtual route! Citizens all around the world are now celebrating life and valuable family events, small or big, with their friends and families on Zoom! Although the physical acts of affection that we often take for granted are missing, families and friends globally are closer than ever on a virtual platform. For the unexpected portions of life that are far from our control, Zoom, an online video application, has proved to be the holy grail, strengthening bonds among families and friends.