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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!!!!

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    Enjoy your technological learning curve!
    49 days ago
    Yay for you, using tech to keep up with the things and people who are important. šŸŒˆ
    49 days ago
    I used Zoom on Saturday. It was an interesting experience. I had already been using FaceTime on my IPhone. Technology is amazing!
    50 days ago
    Yes, thank goodness for the various ways of staying connected!

    HUGS and stay well.
    50 days ago
    Geeeze ā€¦ I feel like I still use two tin cans and a string to communicate.
    50 days ago
    I have used some of those, but there are others I absolutely refuse to ever use (FB, I'm looking at you). Work tells us that we will be starting to use Microsoft Teams soon and I'm not a fan of that, either.
    Stay safe. emoticon
    50 days ago
    Hahahahaha...true, that...Iā€™m fairly technologically proficient but am confused at times!
    My nine siblings and I use zoom because some have android phones.
    I use FaceTime for my two besties as one is afraid of the security lapses at Zoom (guess Z is having a hard time keeping up...they went fro 2-10 million in a month...making the owner a billionaire overnight).
    Then there is Messenger video...
    50 days ago
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