Monday, April 06, 2020
Gosh, what a steep learning curve a lot of us are having now that we are (lucky enough) to be able to use so many different ways to connect on the internet.
For me, my first new thing (before Covid-19 kicked in) was WhatsApp - which works really well for everyday connections with my family mostly. Sharing photos and videos, and just generally checking in.
Then back onto facebook where some friends prefer to use Messenger - I can only chat on that as my computer doesn't have a camera. My primary need on facebook is to be up-to-speed with local information which changes day-to-day.
My Cornish language teacher has set up Zoom meetings for our evening class group - which I haven't joined in with yet. And my recorder teacher is using Google hangouts.
The Buddhist group is going to use Zoom.
I also have Duo on my phone which is quite fun - I like the silly effects you can use - I can see myself in a space suit for example, which my grandson would love!
But I have all these things set up now (not the Google hangout yet) and am never sure what to use for what!
I'm going to try using Zoom tomorrow to get together with a friend to do some study.
I guess it's good to have more than one way to connect digitally, but it is a bit confusing!
I know that Facetime is very popular with iPhone users. I have an android phone.
I received an invitation for a Zoom meeting today, and settled down with a cup of tea and waited for the host to begin the meeting. It was only after about 5 minutes of waiting that I realised I had the wrong day - it's tomorrow!!!!