During these days of social distancing, the social media is a blessing. Let's find out how we can stay positively connected despite strict regulations.
1. Using the Social Media apps to Catch up
Nowadays, almost every social media platform, and applications offer this feature where you can make a video call to be in touch with your friends and family members. You can initiate a group video chat with more than two people on most of the socials media platforms.
Zoom is one of the most popular apps that you can use for such virtual meetings. The USP of this app is that it offers a full-featured basic plan for free with no ceiling on the number of meetings. So, to be connected virtually with your loved ones, fix a specific time for all of your friends and family to join. For example, make a video call to your family member during lunchtime, while you both are eating lunch at the same time, in reality you are thousands of miles apart. This virtual sharing of meal will help you feel connected and happy that you are not alone.
2. Host Live Watch Parties
The pandemic that suddenly erupted last year has caused many events to be called off as a cautionary measure since such gatherings were banned during this phase. As a result, people are not able to participate in a lot of events that they would have done otherwise, including seminars and concerts.
So for instance, if you were supposed to organize a party, or even a seminar, go for Watch Parties, and let others join you virtually and have fun within closed confines of their homes. Businesses can too carry out such watch parties, where they can interact with their clients, participate in question and answer sessions to help them through any query. Many schools and colleges as a matter of fact took initiative, and carried out online classes to ensure that the students did not miss out on their regular classes.
3. Host Virtual Events
A number of events such as weddings, and birthday parties were planned during these months, which couldn't take place as large gatherings weren't allowed. But, the pandemic cannot stop you from celebrating your happy moments on virtual platforms. You can always go ahead with virtual events, invite your relatives, and close friends to join online, and have great party.
4. Use Messenger or Face Time to get Connected to Friends
If you possess an Apple device, this is the best time to get connected to your friends, and family members using Face Time while android users can similarity opt for Facebook Messenger, which is a versatile application that keeps you connectd with your family and friends who may be far away, holed up within four walls of their homes. Life in isolation can be difficult, but while some might be enjoying, others feel like getting in touch with their loved ones. This is the primary reason these apps help you stay connected with your friends and family. So even if you are all alone in your home, you can still feel connected virtually through these social media channels.
5. Create an Amazon Prime/ Netflix Party
Before social distancing became a new normal, people were busy partying by watching films, and plays with family members and friends. But, since you cannot do these things anymore, you can still enjoy virtually by creating a Netflix or an Amazon Prime party. So even if you are physically separated, you can virtually enjoy a film, or a play together on these online entertainment platforms.
Remember, this is probably the first time, in the history of the mankind that almost entire world has been adversely affected by a deadly disease, and it's not easy to accept these new realities, where we can’t go out from our homes to meet our friends, and loved ones.
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