We’re supposed to be practicing “social distancing”. Social distancing does not mean we have to stop being social. We just have to keep our distance. Here are a few tools to consider if you want to connect with people.
Facebook Live: Live video on Facebook is immediate, authentic and interactive. Live is the best way to interact with viewers in real time. Field their burning questions, hear what’s on their mind and check out their Live Reactions to gauge how your broadcast is going. Live lets you connect with the people who care most. (https://www.facebook.com/facebookmedia/solutions/facebook-live)
Google Hangouts: Hangouts brings conversations to life with photos, emoji, and even group video calls for free. Use Hangouts to keep in touch. Message friends, start free video or voice calls, and hop on a conversation with one person or a group.
Group Facetime: You can Facetime up to 32 people at one time!
Zoom: Zoom is similar to Skype and FaceTime in that it’s used for video conferences. However, Zoom has expanded into new uses like teaching, book clubs and just general hangouts.
For those that prefer not to gather live online, think about sending someone an email, make a phone call, or mail a letter.