Ah, 2020: the year spent online, our lives largely confined to little video-call boxes.
Thanks to social distancing, nearly everything has been done via Zoom, Google Hangouts, or FaceTime — work meetings, happy hours, live broadcasts, you name it.
With those many hours spent on video calls, there’s just so much potential for things to go wrong. And when things go wrong on video, well, of course you’re going to get some great viral moments.
With 2020 halfway done — and with the pandemic going nowhere soon — we decided to collect our favorite Zoom and work-from-home moments thus far. Because, why not? And because we might as well get a little enjoyment about our lives lived online. So, anyway, here they are.
1. Children breaking up broadcasts in Britain
At nearly the same exact time on July 1, adorable kids burst into live broadcasts on both the BBC and Sky News. One child fussed with a drawing while another asked for a treat. Amazing stuff.
2. A billboard for a friend’s Zoom party
As Mashable’s Nikolay Nikolov headlined their article: “We put up a billboard inviting the world to our housemate’s Zoom birthday party.” Simple enough idea. The result? A great party full of total strangers.
Be just like Artem 🙌🏻
It was Artem’s birthday this week with his responsible friends in advertising throwing him a very socially distanced online party 💻
But the best bit? The invitation …
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