How did Zoom become such a big thing?

FaceTime and Skype have both been around forever but, in my world, are reluctantly used if at all. Zoom suddenly appeared and it's showing up, and is often suggested, in small business contexts. Interesting.... https://www.inc.com/jason-aten/heres-how-zoom-became-most-important-app-in-world-its-really-quite-simple.html Zoom Became the Most Important App in the Business World Overnight. Here Are 5 Reasons Everyone is using the videoconferencing … Continue reading How did Zoom become such a big thing?

Unique list of new films to watch from Adam White, Independent UK

https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/features/new-cinema-releases-on-demand-rent-stream-itunes-amazon-coronavirus-april-2020-a9424546.html The best new films to rent and stream on demand now While we remain bereft at the closure of cinemas, new releases are still being unveiled week by week on demand. Adam White has curated some of the best, weirdest and most successfully distracting for a moment of crisis @__adamwhite1 day ago Home entertainment: … Continue reading Unique list of new films to watch from Adam White, Independent UK

For a change of pace, how about these tech projects instead of TV?

These are just perfect for a time like this when you have a tremendous amount of indoor time. How much streaming content can you view? https://www.fastcompany.com/90482591/stop-watching-netflix-and-tackle-these-8-tech-projects-instead 03-27-208:00 AMCORONAVIRUS CRISIS Stop watching Netflix and tackle these 8 tech projects instead From organizing digital photos to repurposing old tech, here’s some ideas on how to use your … Continue reading For a change of pace, how about these tech projects instead of TV?

Are we successful at maintaining a social distance? Your cellphone knows

This use of the location reporting done by my smart phone doesn't bother me. This is a matter of public concern and interest, not the usually far more objectionable use for fine-grained marketing. https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2020/03/24/social-distancing-maps-cellphone-location/ Smartphone data reveal which Americans are social distancing (and not) D.C. gets an 'A' while Wyoming earns an 'F' for following … Continue reading Are we successful at maintaining a social distance? Your cellphone knows

If you’re largely confined to your home right now, this could be eye opening

I've already been restricted to my apt for five weeks and am anticipating that it could be several more months. I consider myself a pretty resourceful person but I know that it's going to be difficult to manage even with all my creature needs met. One advantage this writer had was that he was part … Continue reading If you’re largely confined to your home right now, this could be eye opening

10 dystopian books if you enjoyed “Divergent”

https://theportalist.com/books-like-divergent? These must-reads are full of rebellions in ravaged worlds. By Kelsey McConnell If you can’t get enough of all the heart-pounding dystopian thrills and rousing rebellions in Veronica Roth's young adult Divergent Trilogy, these ten books like Divergent also feature crumbling worlds and unlikely heroes.  The Divergent trilogy is set in post-apocalyptic Chicago. The … Continue reading 10 dystopian books if you enjoyed “Divergent”